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11-12 August 2023



Scratching Collective, part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023.

A play by Grace Dougan, a feminist conversation about where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re going.

GUNK is about three best friends who try to defy the man by forming the coolest feminist punk band ever. Along the way, one of the girls falls in love with the enemy... a boy. Inspired by Viv Albertine’s autobiography, GUNK navigates Agnes, Bella and Jen’s varied relationships with feminism, puberty and men complete with live music.


GUNK is a play that tries to celebrate feminism and womanhood by replicating the feeling of being 16 years old again, through a narrative defined by hope, want and downright silliness.


Although GUNK is stitched together with snippets of the girls’ band practices, a riff battle and a full song, the music is just one very loud part of the show. It is through punk-dom that the girls set out to make a change but also ultimately tears them apart through disagreements over violent lyrics and Agnes’ dictatorship.


GUNK opens a feminist conversation about where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re going.


Part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023.


Grace Dougan (she/her) is a recent Writing for Performance graduate from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. Whilst studying, Grace trained with the Royal Court under their Young Writers Programme where she developed her debut play, GUNK.


Scratching Collective is a platform for early career artists to share their work in their scratchiest stages. We strive to help artists find joy, freedom and togetherness through these scratchy stages, as well as provide professional development oppor


Estimated running time

60 minutes

Performance times


Ticket prices

£12.50, £10


Full-time students, those aged under 16, senior citizens, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU


Theatro Technis is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is a Loop system fitted in the main auditorium. If you have any questions or specific requests, please email

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