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Marisa Carnesky Productions – SHOWWOMEN



£4 - 12

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Promotional Photo of showwomen. 4 women circus performers holding a phone, crossing wires and talking across each other

Spectacle, Danger, Resistance, Leopard Print, Ectoplasm.

What happens when the Showgirl grows up?

A spectacular new show researched and directed by Olivier award winning Marisa Carnesky written and devised in collaboration with Veronica Thompson/ Fancy Chance, Livia Kojo Alour and Lucifire.

1940’s body magic star Koringa, 1930’s pioneer clown Lulu Adams, 1950s Western skilled performer Florence Shufflebottom and 1880’s teeth hanging aerialist superstar Miss La La are the inspiration to explore lesser-known stories of extraordinary women in variety performance from a century ago.

Marisa performs alongside cabaret and performance stars hair hanger/comedienne Fancy Chance, sword, singing and spoken word artist Livia Kojo Alour and physical and fire performer Lucifire, interweaving live action, in depth interviews and archival footage to create a dreamlike landscape mixing death defying stunts, taboo breaking acts, political resistance and secret backstage rituals.

Expect witchy goings-on in full leopard print, naked crocodile women scaling walls, ladders of swords, live hair hanging, never-ending pom poms and ectoplasmic clowns, SHOWWOMEN channels entertainment heritage to create visions of matriarchal performance futures.

Content Warnings: Nudity, Smoking, Loud Bangs, Flashing Lights, Smoke, Haze

Recommended Age: 16yrs+

BSL Interpreted performance

Doors: 6:30pm

Thursday's show will have a 30 minute post-show Q&A

Festival Information


Thursday 7:00pm

Friday 7:00pm


60 mins





The Hippodrome

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Marisa Carnesky Productions – SHOWWOMEN


£4 - 12

book now

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