The Hemline Index
  • Edinburgh Fringe

A poor economy lengthens more than the hemline. In 1984: second-wave feminism, economic boom and miniskirts. 2014? Fourth-wave, underemployment, the mid-length. Women are getting married later, having children later, and hope to have it all figured out by 30. Daughters, mothers, friends, lovers... Combining movement, verbatim and spoken word, Portmanteau will take you on a journey through time as measured by The Hemline Index, exploring the lives of two twentysomething women in their defining decade. A comedic, poetic performance. London-based, all female company. New devised work. First Fringe.