Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts

Date:Wed 01 Mar
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

"Rachel Mars is electrifying" The Guardian

Who do you envy? Who is like you but a little bit better?

With a raucous chorus of original songs, award-winning Rachel Mars and four belting female singers bring you a hilarious dark show about the hidden workings of one of our uglier emotions.

Our Carnal Hearts is a gleeful, thrilling and murky celebration of envy, competitive spirits and all the times we f*ck eachother over. Performed with a live surround-sound choral score, it emerges from the suspect parentage of an ideological rally, a drunken sing-song and a very seductive dream. 


With music by Louise Mothersole (Sh!t Theatre), Our Carnal Hearts comes to Cambridge after sell outs across the UK and US. 

Rachel Mars is a regular contributor to BBC Radio including The VerbPause for Thought and Radio 4 Extra. 

Our Carnal Hearts returns to Cambridge Junction as Part of International Women's Day Cambridge 2017, following its premier at WATCH OUT Festival 2016.

"Rachel Mars is electrifying." The Guardian

"A show of wit and verve that -aptly- hides a dark heart." Louise Stephens, Royal Court Theatre

"Artfully crafted and very funny" NPR


Recommended for ages 14+ 

Duration: 1 hr

Bar and Box Office opens 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.



Written and performed by Rachel Mars.

Arrangements and compositions by Louise Mothersole.

Directed by Wendy Hubbard and Rachel Mars.

Sung and co-devised by Louise Mothersole, Rhiannon Armstrong, Rachel Weston & Orla O'Flanagan.

Dramaturgical support by Louise Stephens.

Lighting designed by Anna Barrett.

Production Management by Sorcha Stott-Strzala.

Produced by Abby Butcher.

Developed with the support of Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction and CPT with further support from American Repertory Theatre, Ovalhouse, Shoreditch Town Hall, South East Dance in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Trust. Developed in partnership with The Orchard Project (NY), The Royal Court Theatre and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal.

Thanks to: Daniel Pitt and everyone at Cambridge Junction, JW3, Greg Wohead, Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, Nick Field, Natalie Querol, Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert, The Orchard Project.