Edalia Day is a banjo wielding, poetry slam winning, trans warrior, taking on the world one troll at a time in this hilarious journey through everything you need to know about being trans in 21st century Britain.
Combining songs and poetry from their hit stage show with original hand drawn art, Too Pretty To Punch reminds all of us (regardless of who we are) of the power of celebrating our existence.
Selected poems are accompanied by QR codes that you can scan with your phone to watch a video clip of Edalia performing them. A link is also provided for those who don't have smart phones.
QR codes are included on some of the poems which you can scan with a QR code reader on your phone or tablet and watch videos of me performing them.
★★★★★ - Feminist Fringe
"Too Pretty to Punch is a magnificent tapestry of gender expectations; the consequences of not fitting those boxes; and represents the strength of existing in a queer identity that transcends these. "
★★★★★ - Broadway Baby
"Too Pretty to Punch is the rare queer show that I have no qualms recommending to anyone. Everyone should see this show."
★★★★★ - Edinburgh 49
"A lot has gone into this show. A lot of heartache and soul searching, a lot of personal discovery and revelation."
“Just saw Too Pretty To Punch and it was EVERYTHING! 10/10 recommend!” - Bridget Hart (Burning Eye Books)
“An absolute fucking masterpiece. Mistress piece. Queer piece? Anyway see it. It’s utter gold.” - Serin Thomasin
“Head spinning, joyful, painful, funny. It’s a blast from and to the heart.” - Chris Thorpe
About the author:
Edalia is a transgender/non-binary spoken word artist, animator and theatre-maker based in Norwich. They trained in classical acting at ALRA in London and in mime and physical theatre at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Their theatre is visually stunning, full of explosive movement and exhilarating video projection, with comedy and a child-like sense of play at the heart of everything they make. This is their second book of poetry, the first being the Super Hamlet 64 Poetry Manual, about videogames and Shakespeare and made to accompany the show of the same name.
Their current shows include Super Hamlet 64, Too Pretty To Punch, and Spectacular Spacebots, a new family show about an autistic robot who goes on space adventures.
A digital download of the book as a PDF file
- A digital download of the book as a PDF file
- Size26.2 MB