Fancy watching some fairy tales with a difference? Proteus Theatre will bring their adaptation of Angela Carter’s collection The Bloody Chamber (and Other Stories) to the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing this June.
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.
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. These are the stories our mothers told us. And all the ones they didn’t dare.
Proteus Theatre are working with leading figures in the circus industry to choreograph the piece including Mimbre’s Silvia Fratelli, Charlotte Mooney from Ockham’s Razor and Tamzen Moulding the Artistic Director of Inverted Theatre. The Bloody Chamber will also feature an original soundtrack with musical direction, arrangements and sound design by Max Reinhardt (Late Junction, BBC Radio 3) and original composition by Paul Wild who worked with Proteus on their version of Macbeth.
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When: 11th & 12th June 2021 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Where: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3PX
£: Tickets cost from £18.50 (suitable for ages 15+)
More info: wtam.uk