Laura Murphy19 Nov 7.30pm
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.
This highly physical, darkly funny and thought-provoking work of contemporary performance uses lip sync, spoken text, dance and aerial rope choreography to juxtapose autobiographical accounts with the voices of comedians, preachers, pop vocalists and strangers on public transport.
Delivered with humour, honesty and poignancy, Laura Murphy shares stories of bodily functions, heartbreak and family discussions of lesbian sex. Beautifully surreal and comically astute, Contra unpicks the absurdity and contradictions of female identity in the present day.
Expect scenes of nudity, aerial acrobatics, and explicit references to mythical reptiles and female sexuality.
Age guidance: 16+
"Boundary-pushing, thought-provoking work"
"A blistering show... kicking against the culture of female oppression"
"Thought provoking, entertaining, progressive and unapologetic"