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Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman

February 14 @ 10:00 pm - March 4 @ 10:55 pm

$15 - $27
Putting the magic back into menstruation, Dr Carnesky takes you on a rigorously researched romp through her research into the importance of celebrating the symbolic and cultural power of the bodily cycle. Both serious and tongue in cheek, part surreal Ted style lecture, part magic show, part witchy ritual, part activist spectacle. Here, not only menstruation and menstrual rights but also body shame, what it means to be ‘female’, issues around fertility and lost ancient herstories are scrutinised, politicised & reclaimed. Delivered with wry humour, revolutionary politics and inventive reworks of traditional magic illusions, this show celebrates and subterfuges popular theatre, circus and cabaret traditions and sees the show-woman making a bloody spectacle of herself. ★★★★ Guardian, Scotsman

Important information:
Please note: this show contains the use of stage blood and may not be suitable for suffers of Hemophobia (fear of blood) and Vasovagal syncope-phobia (fear of fainting)

Presented by:
Marisa Carnesky

UK Based showwoman Marisa Carnesky has been making performance work since the early 1990s. Past projects include Carnesky’s Ghost Train 2004-2014, a critically acclaimed multimedia theatrical fairground ride. In 2012 Carnesky’s Tarot Drome featuring 30 performers premiered at The Old Vic Tunnels as part of the London 2012 Festival and went onto to tour festivals in the UK and France . She was Artist in Residence at the Roundhouse, London 2008-2011, where she developed her teaching methods with young people aged 17-21 and established Carnesky’s Finishing School which will be taking up a residency at The Spire in Brighton, UK 2018. Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman began as a PhD research project at Middlesex University and went on to run at Soho Theatre and The Edinburgh Festival.

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February 14 @ 10:00 pm
March 4 @ 10:55 pm
$15 - $27
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