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    Soapbox presents

    Strange Contagions

    Tue 21 Mar at 7.15pm
    Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)
    Strange behaviours leap between a community of women, spreading like a bolt of lightning. A devised theatre piece where the dance at the end of the world begins.
    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeReferences to: hysteria, mental illness, death, sexism. Details to be confirmed by the company. Suitable for 16+

    Strange behaviours leap between a community of women, self replicating and spreading like a bolt of lightning. The memory of students in an empty school auditorium, laughter at a funeral, an impatient canker sore. Bodies twitch, meow, laugh and jive as the dance at the end of the world begins. Maybe it’s her imagination, or maybe it’s the hormones...

    Welcome to Strange Contagions, a devised, collaborative theatre piece that explores the weird and mystifying episodes of mass hysteria throughout history, particularly in female centric communities. Devised by the emerging artists of Soapbox, it takes a creative look at the mythology behind psychogenic illness and what happens when a group of women rebel against their constraints.

    • Performers: Sophia Wai Yee Ginsburg (lead artist), Maddie Wakeling, Hannah Gintberg-Dees, Mimmi Bauer, Dominika Ucar
    • Movement Director: Phoebe Stapleton
    • Sound Designer: Roshi Cowen
    • Dramaturg: Rachel Yu
    • Producers: Bella Cavicchi, Amy Tong (assistant)
    • Design/devising support: Anna Gorman 
    • Sound consultant: Fernando Solis

    "CPT is as a beacon of fringe goodness, a theatre that champions diversity, inclusivity and the best kind of weird uniqueness"