God’s Disobedient Rib
See the other side of the Bible. The unwritten story of women during the birth of Christianity is uncovered in this dramatic, uproarious circus show.
God's Disobedient Rib
According to the Bible, the first woman was formed from a rib bone from the first man – and that was just the start of the problems.
Through the eyes of acclaimed journalist and author Gunilla Thorgren, we take a different look at the stories in the Bible, and uncover a second story – the story of women. With dazzling aerial sequences, terrifying illusions and hilarious commentary, we traverse through the history of the religious text.
Confront a millennium of misogyny and oppression, and the unrelenting resistance against it – with Thorgren's signature feminist humour as your guide.
A journey through thousands of years of misogyny
We get to see dramatic, acrobatic plundering; the condemnation of women's sexuality symbolically depicted on a Chinese pole; and beautiful acts that lift significant, historical women's figures.Aftonbladet
Circus attacks the church view of women.SvD
Dazzling effects and heavenly rope tricks.DN
Cast and crew
God’s disobedient rib is a co-production with Cirkus Cirkör, the Royal Dramatic Theatre and Malmö City Theatre.
Directed by: Tilde Björfors
Adaptation: Lærke Reddersen
Playwright: Martina Montelius
Music by: Samuel "LoopTok" Långbacka
Set design: Fridjon Rafnsson
Costume: Anna Heymowska
Lights: Patrik Angestav
Mask: Lena Strandmark
Directors support: Maria Löfgren
First performance: March 21, 2019 at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm