Freak Show

Freak Show


Watch the Freak Show trailer here..

Freak Show is a new production for tour which premiered at the Belfast International Arts Festival in October 2018.

The piece is inspired by the true story of a 17th century giantess called Mary Murphy. Mary, it was said, danced at court for William of Orange before finding fame and fortune in the travelling freak shows in Europe.

But like so many victims of celebrity culture, Mary’s star eventually burned out and she ended her days alone and destitute.

Freak Show is an irreverent blast of original theatre, a cocktail of comedy, anarchic half mask impro and dark edges that rips apart the meaning of fame and celebrity. As poignant and disturbing now as it was in Mary’s day.

Written by Zoe Seaton and Nicky Harley, the script uses Moyra Donaldson’s incredible ‘Miracle Fruit’. Her taut and insightful poetry sits easily in this darkly absurd roadshow of revenge.

The cast, Nicky Harley and Keith Singleton explain more here..

Tour dates – March

Coleraine, Riverside 8th/9th

Theatre Royal Waterford 12th

Armagh, Marketplace Theatre 14th

Portaferry, Portico of Ards 15th

Belfast, Strand Arts Centre 16th

Newry, Sean Hollywood AC 20th

Mullingar Arts Centre 21st

Monaghan, The Garage 22nd

Dundalk, An Tain 23rd

Newtownabbey, Theatre at the Mill 27th

Derry, The Playhouse 29th

Omagh, The Strule Arts Centre 30th


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