A person in a vest, pants and socks, kneels on a stage in front of a microphone. On their head the wear a big cardboard box.
Past Event

A Spectacle of Herself

Laura Murphy and Contra Productions Ltd
Mon 13 May 2024
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Join Laura on a mission to serve herself up [in]appropriately for your consumption, in a bold, cinematic, acrobatic odyssey through the frontiers of mental health, queerness, rage and the 21st Century space race. Directed by Ursula Martinez, with Laura’s critical and cheeky signature mix of autobiography, lip-sync, video and aerial rope, A Spectacle of Herself navigates the personal and political to seek out new worlds and ways to be seen.

Laura Murphy is a genre-defying queer performance maker from Bristol, who makes text-driven and dynamic physical performance about things that she thinks needs to be talked about. Challenging, intimate and spectacular, her work is a cross-disciplinary fusion of theatre, live art, circus and verbal explosion. 

‘a powerful and empowering piece of work’
‘wildly funny and deeply touching’
The Skinny
‘a testament to the transformative power of theatre’
Morning Star

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Part of caravan assembly

caravan assembly is a biennial event that presents contemporary performance made in England to an audience of international programmers and collaborators. The performances are open to the public as part of Brighton Festival and sit alongside a series of industry conversations and discussions for those participating in the assembly. 

caravan assembly is delivered by Farnham Maltings in partnership with Brighton Festival.