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Balls, balls, balls. You’re either on the ball or you’re the old ball and chain. And if you lose the ball, it’s game over. Ultimately it’s a game of possession: it all comes down to whether you have the ball or not. But how do you get the ball if it’s not in your court? Can you grow a pair of balls if you’re not born with them? Bollocks to that. Brave New Word presented an evening of original theatre exploring bravery in all its forms. Rip up your copies of Le Morte D’Arthur: the Knights of the Round Table have finally had their day.


We took the ball back and celebrated lesser-chronicled tales of bravery. From Valentina Tereshkova to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Caster Semenya to David ‘Golden Balls’ Beckham: we’re interested in what it means be first to the ball. Whether having balls is about being on the pitch, acts of radicalism or quiet defiance, join us in investigating what courage truly means in a world which remains stubbornly fixated with gender.

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