World Premiere

The Beast and The Bride

Theatre / Puppetry
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An erotic, horror, fairy tale, for the modern feminist. Written and performed by Clare Testoni (West of The Moon) as a Victorian bride waiting for her unknown groom on her wedding night.

Using gothic shadow puppets, a bed, and an antique wedding dress, she tells stories of beauties, beasts, and Bluebeards as she waits. Through these stories the 5000-year history of 'Beauty and The Beast' and its dark origins are unravelled in this chilling one-woman show.

Directed by Finn O'Branagain (Interrupting a Crisis, Tamogotchi Reset, The Epic) The Beast and The Bride explores these stories away from Disney and children's books.
We see why these dark tales were originally told, and are asked, in a modern age of gender equality what does it mean to make men beasts and women beauties?

Presented by:
The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights and Bow & Dagger

Bow & Dagger are Clare Testoni and Finn O'Branagáin.

Using puppetry, physical performance, sharp script-work, and an elegant design aesthetic, Bow & Dagger tell urgent and personal contemporary stories through myth and folktales; creating a familiar world in which difficult topics gain a new language and a new audience.


The Main Space at The Blue Room Theatre

53 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA, 6003

18+ venue or accompanied by parent or legal guardian


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