Little but Fierce was formed in 2013, coalescing out of an informal theatre collective of women creatives who would come together for regular workshops and skill-sharing sessions. Since then the company has expanded and we now have a large pool of actors, writers, producers, directors, designers and stage crew. Our motivation for founding Little but Fierce was frustration with the range of roles available for young women, and the dearth of roles for older women, women of colour, and women with disabilities. Instead of fighting the mainstream industry for acceptance we take strength in each other, and work together to carve out our own space to make the kind of work that excites and inspires us.
Little but Fierce makes female-centric work that places women’s stories centre stage, in a range of mediums and genres. Our company produces a mixture of new writing, and classical adaptations, and our work has included everything from one-woman shows to large cast epics; traditional scripted plays, Brechtian deconstructions; verbatim community productions; and devised work. We have a particular interest in GLBT stories, gender and sexuality, mental health, and the disability spectrum.
Our remit is to create work that gives voice to and tells stories of people traditionally marginalised by mainstream society. We make female-centric work with female/non-binary protagonists, that have a more than 50% female/non-binary cast, and we work primarily with female/non-binary directors and writers. We try to cast race-blind and ability-status blind, and seek to ensure our productions are diverse and inclusive.
Our watchword is entertaining and unexpected. We make fun, dark, funny, subversive plays that are miles away from stereotypical issue-based theatre. We feel it is better to reach people by making them laugh and showing them something different, than by preaching. We love radical humour, mixed-media, queer fabulousness, and disability inclusivity!