Laura Murphy

23 Mar 7.30pm
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Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is an autobiographical solo cabaret of contradictions.

Using a rope and a roll of cling film, Laura Murphy sets her experiences of her own body amidst an anecdotal tapestry of body hair observations on public transport and dinner table discussions about lesbian sex.

Dark, witty and uncompromising, Contra interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body, and explores where such bodies are positioned and how we’re meant to look at them.

Directed by award-winning experimental theatre-maker Ursula Martinez, Contra contains nudity and explicit references to female sexuality and mythical reptiles.

A UK Premiere

Trailer and below imagery contain full-frontal nudity.

Supported by Jacksons Lane.

Duration: 1h
Age guidance: 16+
Show info: contains adult content and full-frontal nudity

Performance: Laura Murphy
Director: Ursula Martinez
Production: Nicole A’Court Stuart
Lighting & sound: Katie Davies
Early-stage mentoring: Terry O’Connor
Choreographic support: Madeleine McGowan

This show was supported by CircusNext (Laureate 2018-2019. European programme coordinated by Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe and supported by the European Union) and Arts Council England.


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