A darkly comic, searingly satirical new one woman show set in a dystopian world where a government drive exists to tame unruly women.

Come on love, cheer up, it might never happen.

Welcome to Smile Club. Life’s so much better when you smile. Everyone knows that. So go on – give us a smile. Meet Lisa, a Smile Club attendee. Lisa’s been through it all and she now knows – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that nobody likes a girl who makes a fuss; nobody likes a girl who can’t take a joke. She knows too, that life is simpler when you let things go. And she certainly has. All of it.

Join Lisa as she presents the perks and rewards of being a Smile Club Member. Hear about her descent into dejection, rage, and bloody violence, before her remarkable transformation into the smiley, well-adjusted human you see before you today.

‘A very clever fusion of satire and science fiction with the dark humour of Black Mirror and the dystopian horror of The Handmaid’s Tale.” - Audience Member

‘Hugely relevant, accessible, exciting – hairs standing up on the back of my neck moments!’ - Audience Member

Ages 12+

In association with SheFest 2020.


Free Carer/Companion Tickets:

Because our goal at Theatre Deli is to make our events accessible to everyone, we welcome carers/companions to attend our shows free of charge. If you're accompanying someone who requires essential assistance, simply select a free Carer/Companion ticket to reserve a free ticket. If you have any further queries please email [email protected] or call on 0114 278 6500.


About the Company:

Red Ladder Theatre Company is one of Britain’s leading national touring companies, dedicated to producing high quality work which contributes to social change and global justice. It is a champion of new writing, particularly that which challenges or agitates and gives a voice to those who are often unheard on our stages.