Laura Murphy: Contra

Date:Thu 19 Mar
Price:Pay What You Feel tickets from £2.50

Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions.

Fierce, witty and uncompromising, this highly physical show interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body and explores, literally, where such bodies are positioned and how we are meant to look at them. Expect scenes of nudity, aerial acrobatics, and explicit references to mythical reptiles and female sexuality.

Laura Murphy is a genre-defying queer performance maker from Bristol who makes textdriven and dynamic physical work about things that she thinks need to be talked about. Her work is cross-disciplinary fusion of theatre, live art, aerial choreography, dance and verbal explosions, which integrates intimacy and spectacle.

Laura is a CircusNext Laureate 2018-19 (European programme coordinated by Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe and supported by the European Union) and holds a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield, researching aerial work as critical performance.

“uncompromising full-frontal circus…Slyly funny and totally owned by performer Laura Murphy”

- Lyn Gardner 

“…a blistering show blending standup, confessional and circus performance… kicking against the culture of female oppression.”

-Jamie Dunn, Fest Magazine 

"Contra is a compelling physical performance. Laura Murphy’s ability as a circus performer is mesmerising to watch, but it is the boldness and honesty in her words that make Contra feels like a vital show.”

Steven Fraser, The Wee Review **** 

Age: 16+ Contains nudity, strong language and frank discussions of sex and the body

Duration: 1 hour

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.



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