Carnesky Productions present a National Tour from February 3rd to June May 31 2024 of SHOWWOMEN.


SHOWWOMEN is a spectacular new stage show from Olivier award-winning performance maker Marisa Carnesky (creator of Carnesky’s Ghost Train, the live ride that enjoyed a five-year run on the Blackpool Promenade), SHOWWOMEN is a feminist rewrite: The untold herstory of British working-class entertainment from immigrant, queer and occult perspectives.

Devised in collaboration with hair hanger/comedienne Fancy Chance, sword and spoken word artist Livia Kojo Alour and physical and fire performer Lucifire, SHOWWOMEN interweaves live action, in-depth interviews and archival footage to create a dreamlike landscape mixing death defying stunts, strange and emotive acts, political resistance and secret backstage rituals. SHOWWOMEN asks why and how women perform dangerous and taboo acts and explores the legacy of forgotten and marginalised diverse British entertainers.

Spectacle, Danger, Resistance, Leopard Print, Ectoplasm… SHOWWOMEN will change the way you think about women in showbusiness – forever.

“These skills, and the women who have performed them, deserve their time centre stage.” The Guardian (preview on Showwomen,)

“Formidable, feminist, satirical, and spectacular, this is a show which appreciates the corporeal and spiritual in tandem.” ★★★★★Broadway Baby

“A perfect cast of master performers” ★★★★★ To Do List London

At THE DUKES, LANCASTER LA1 1QE on 14TH MARCH, 2024 at 7.30pm


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