Erotic, horror, fairy tale
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’Branagáin (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?
Tuesday 6 February – Saturday 17 February 2018
The Blue Room Theatre
Origin: Western Australia
Company: Bow & Dagger
For Audiences of 15+
Producer // Natalie di Risio // Performer // Clare Testoni
Image: Daniel Grant