What are little girls made of?
They are made of the forest floor, the blood of the moon cycle, the fluttering of wings and the turning of keys. They are made of sweat, howling notes and desire. They are made of night scented stock – heady and sweet, the lily and the rose, the knife and the rope.
They are made of all the tales our Mothers told us.
And all the ones they didn’t dare.
Using circus as a physical vocabulary, the award-winning Proteus will translate the fever dream style of Angela Carter’s macabre fairy tales to the stage. The Bloody Chamber is a heady, erotic, and surprisingly funny re-phrasing of some of the most famous folk and fairy tales in Western culture.
At a moment when women and men across the country confront the double standards of safety, sex, and the fears of what goes bump in the night, Carter’s incendiary caustic take on fairy tales as cautionary tales could not be a more formidable challenge to the status quo.
A performance driven by female empowerment and strength…spectacular!
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Photo credit: Russ Frances Photography
These were strong, luminous performances, from extraordinarily talented female performers
- Theatre South East
AUTUMN TOUR DATES 2022
Circomedia, Bristol | Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th November
Tickets on sale soon
The Point, Eastleigh | Thursday 17th November, 7.30pm | www.the pointeastleigh.co.uk
Jacksons Lane, Highgate, North London |Friday 18th & Saturday 19th November, 7.30pm | www.jacksonslane.org.uk
The Lowry, Salford, Greater Manchester | Thursday 29th November | www.thelowry.com
SPRING TOUR DATES 2022
Wednesday 23rd March | 7.30pm
Drama Studio, University of Sheffield | Monday 4th April, 8pm
Harrogate Theatre | Wednesday 6th April, 7.30pm
Dukes Lancaster | Friday 8th April, 7.30pm
Waterside Arts, Trafford | Saturday 9th April, 7.30pm
The Haymarket, Basingstoke | Wednesday 20th April, 7.30pm / Thursday 21st April 7.30pm
Bedales Theatre, Petersfield | Wednesday 4th May, 7.30pm
Norden Farm, Maidenhead | Friday 6th May, 8pm / Saturday 7th May, 2pm & 8pm
Norwich Playhouse | Friday 13th May 7.30pm / Saturday 14th May 2.30pm
Opening/ preview performances took place in Wothing Theatres on 11th & 12th June 2021
- Those with an interest in gothic fairy and folk tales
- Fans of Angela Carter’s work
- Audiences who enjoy narrative circus and vivid physical theatre.
- Anyone looking for a fantastical, theatrical, lyrical night out full of vaudevillian spirit.
Give your logic the slip and step into our world – as we all know, too much real life doesn’t do you any good…
– Extract from the production
The Bloody Chamber Audio Description
The following introduction, written by Megan Shaw, will take about 17 minutes to listen to and includes information about The Bloody Chamber, the set, characters and costumes: