Dame Nature: The Magnificent Bearded Lady

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Show Information
Shows from:
Shows to:
Fri 10 February 2017
Sat 11 February 2017
Duration:
Approx 1 hr 5 mins
Price:
£13.50 & discounts
Venue:
Mercury Studio Theatre

Moisturise. Oil. Comb. Repeat.

Moisturise. Oil. Comb. Repeat.

Moisturise. Oil. Comb. Repeat.

Once the star of the show, Dame Nature now spends her days in the depths of her dressing room contemplating the fading roar of the crowd, lost love and the merits of Phil Collins’ solo work. Join her as she recounts tales from her extraordinary life and has a hilarious, heart-felt and hairy look at a world in which, unfortunately for her, it’s not what’s on the inside that counts.

A dark and off-kilter piece of theatre, creator Tim Bell was inspired by the extraordinary tale of Victorian bearded ladies, who led sheltered and isolated lives, often married to the circus owner and forbidden from socializing with the audience and other performers.

Fresh from a hit run at Edinburgh festival and produced by Bristol Old Vic Ferment, this is a hilarious yet heartfelt play for bearded and non-bearded audiences alike. Directed by Laurence Cook and created and starring Tim Bell, the great-grandson of a music hall performer, this production is a darkly comic look at gender, coercive relationships performed by a man in a dress.

 

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