Live. On-screen. In public.
Eggs Collective are Sara Cocker, Lowri Evans and Léonie Higgins: a trio of writer-performers based in Manchester. We make sharp, fun, culturally-observational performance for theatres, tv, public places and online.
We write about the way we see the world and what we find funny. We make performance that is accessible, comedic and multi-layered, whilst being unafraid to speak its mind and pour out its heart. Our work is politically-charged, but always hospitable and kind.
Our live work falls somewhere in the cracks between theatre and cabaret. We've taken our shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude Festival, Soho Theatre and across the UK in two national tours. We've performed in ballrooms, cinemas, toilet cubicles, on bars, traffic islands and stages for events and organisations including Duckie, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Southbank Centre, TED, HOME, Forest Fringe, Contact and Islington Mill.
In 2017, the TV adaptation of our show Get A Round aired on BBC2 to critical acclaim (tv critics' pick in The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, Radio Times, The i, The Sun, The National, The Sunday Times and The Observer) and was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the 2018 Royal Television Society NW Awards. Our follow up digital project Smile Love It Might Never Happen, a mini-series for BBC iplayer, was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the 2019 Royal Television Society Awards.
We regularly collaborate with communities across the North of England to create performance shaped by people and place, including a show for Accrington Market (with Super Slow Way), a parade for St Helens (with Heart of Glass) and a power ballad for Preston (with They Eat Culture).
In 2019 with support from The Space, we made a trio of mockumentary shorts, Amazing Men, presented online and on screen as part of HOME’s Orbit Festival. We directed a student show that was nominated for the Judges Award at the National Student Drama Festival. We curated and hosted a cabaret night at the oldest Working Men's Club in the country (with Slunglow).
"Salty work at the boundaries of theater and cabaret, often offering sly satire under a veil of sweetness”
The New York Times
"Three women with hyperactive imaginations"
"Dirty girls abusing hairspray"
"High spirits mixed with lethal honesty"
"Razor tongues and impeccable comic timing"
"Just the right combination of guts and humility needed to create honest, unflinching and very funny theatre"
"Eggs Collective are one of the most dynamic and distinctive contemporary performance outfits around. Sharp, surprising and hugely endearing, their work is both entertaining and poignant; I have seen audiences of all ages and from very different backgrounds be gladly carried away into their wonderful world. Audiences quite rightly LOVE them, and they in turn love their audiences"
"They're there, with you, in the room and crucially they don't care if you think they're stupid, or too brash or embarrassing. So they bring you along. They bring the while room along with them, so by the end we're full of a common purpose, and we're thinking, really thinking about what they're saying"
"We love 'em. With their killer one liners and bombastic song and dance routines, these feisty formidable females tell it like it is for young British women in the 21st century"
Simon Casson, Duckie
"Brilliant, beautiful and bawdy"
Bourgeois & Maurice
"Eggs Collective excite me muchly. As an exponent of experimental and immersive theatre it's not often I find myself being able to totally go along with a theatrical moment, but these ladies had me embracing a conceit and singing at the same time. Smart, very funny and a little bit moving"
"Eggs Collective are wonderful, poignant and very clever. Their content is politically charged, intricately observed, captivating, not to mention utterly hilarious, perfectly timed and completely refreshing. This is Feminism at its most self-effacingly cutting, irreverent and crucial best"
"A perf-art posse with chip-shop chic"