A provocative, rigorous and untamed extravaganza for the festive period
Putting the magic back into menstruation, Marisa Carnesky along with a cast of extraordinary women from London’s cabaret scene have reinvented menstrual rituals for a new era drawing on the hidden power of a forgotten matriarchal past.
Delivered with wry humour, revolutionary politics and spectacular performances including radical reworks of traditional magic illusions, sword swallowing, hair hanging, and expressionist cabaret.
What incredible cultural revelations will Dr Carnesky’s illuminating performance lecture uncover about this last unmentionable taboo? How will the Menstruants seek to expose misogynist menstrual shame and release the untapped power of human cyclical renewal through the execution of spectacular activist rituals?
Featuring performed rituals from collaborating artists Fancy Chance, Rhyannon Styles, MisSa Blue, H Plewis, Nao Nagai, Pryia Mistry and Molly Beth Morossa.
Running Time: 75 mins
Age Recommendation: 16+
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Q&A with the company
Mon 19 Dec, 8.30pm
Part of Red Button Theatre Events in association with Bertha Dochouse
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Thu 5 Jan, 7.15pm. Tickets £10. For people who are Blind or visually impaired. Book tickets by calling the box office on 020 7478 0100.
‘Menstrual mystery tour….delightfully po-faced and deliciously tongue-in-cheek’ ★★★★ Guardian
‘Its difficult to convey just how sexy, strange and fun it is to attend a Carnesky Production’
Roberta Mock, The Times
‘A marvellous mix of technical wizardry and sheer heart and soul’
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on Marisa Carnesky’s Ghost Train