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Freak Show
Wednesday, 20 March 2019  8:00  
 
 
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Written and devised by Zoe Seaton & Nicky Harley, and directed by Zoe Seaton Freak Show is a highly inventive blast of theatre colliding comedy, visuals and taut poetic text with true stories of people who were displayed as freaks in the 18th Century.

Fast-talking eejits are hell-bent to get rich quick with their bizarre bazaar of curiosities and the unexpected, but they get more than they bargained for in this radical roadshow of revenge.

Inspired by the true story of a giantess from Portrush, Mary Murphy, Freak Show examines themes of performance, exploitation and consent and reflects a contemporary fascination with fame, scandal and privacy. Clashing dark with light, it will contain maximum craic and heartbreak in spades. And an Irish jig. On Stilts.

An original blast of irreverent theatre, inspired by history but pointing its finger at the present. Mary Murphy was a 17th century giantess from Portrush. She found fame and fortune in the travelling freak shows of the day .. but her story eventually, maybe inevitably, became a tragedy.

What price desperation, greed, exploitation and fame?

Freak Show takes a darkly absurd poke at celebrity culture and the twisted business that creates it. At turns, funny, crazy, heartbreaking and uncomfortable, Freak Show is dark, fringe theatre at its most anarchic and entertaining. visit www.big-telly.com/news

for details

Tickets £10/ £8 Conc

028 3031 3180

Location Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
1A Bank Parade
Newry
BT35 6HP
028 3031 3180
 
 

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