Date: 22/04/23 (BSL Interpreted)
Venue: Jacksons Lane
Price: £12 – £16
More info/booking: https://www.jacksonslane.org.uk/events/contra/
Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions. Fierce, witty and uncompromising, this highly physical show interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body and explores, literally, where such bodies are positioned and how we are meant to look at them.
“Uncompromising, confrontational and thrilling” The List
Expect scenes of nudity, aerial acrobatics, and explicit references to mythical reptiles and female sexuality.
“She’s wry, humorous, sad and stern in turns. She is naked, literally and – through her confessional speeches – figuratively” The Circus Diaries
Returning after its sell-out run at Jacksons Lane in 2019 and 2021, Contra is not to be missed.
“Gripping to witness, the audience is enthralled and absorbed in a compelling physical performance. Murphy’s ability as a circus performer is mesmerising to watch, but it is the boldness and honesty in her words that make Contra feels like a vital show” The Wee Review
Suitable for ages 16+
Contains nudity and references to sex
The performance on Saturday 22 April will be BSL interpreted