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    3 x Thursday: Mary and Her Monster

    Thu 15 Jun at 7:30pm
    Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)
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    Mary must write a story. Frankenstein must create a monster. Both will create life. An interactive lab to balance the power and vulnerability of mothering in our tech-obsessed world.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 30 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticePostnatal depression/anxiety and brief mentions of baby/child loss

    3 x Thursday: See all work-in-progress shows on this date for just £20. Simply add tickets to each show to your online basket and then add the code 3XTHURSDAY

    Dare to enter the realm of this darkly humorous and poignant work-in-progress showing that unravels the intricate connections between mothering, monstrosity, creative obsession, and technology.
     
    Drawing parallels with Mary Shelley, her sisters, and her iconic Frankenstein, this interactive performance explores the euphoria and horror of mothering against the backdrop of technocapitalism -- where the awe of creating life collides with the desire to control it. Everyone lauds an innovator, a creator, a founder, while excluding those birthing actual human life.
     
    This experiment invites you to engage in choices for the characters as well as contribute to real-time conversations that challenge the way we perceive mothering and our blind faith in technology.
     
    In the run-up to the showing, you are encouraged to add to an interactive lobby installation that explores the themes of the work.
     
    This is a collaboration between theatre maker/writer/performer Catherine Duquette, director/interactive technology designer Ruth Sergel, and director/filmmaker Bronwyn Donohue. This iteration of Mary & Her Monster has been created in conversation with artist-mothers and women in tech.

    "An exciting social experiment and effective artistic coup"
    Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin (previous work)
    "Life changing theatre. What a talent. There's nothing else like this"
    Audience Tweet (previous work)
    "Uniquely entertaining. A gifted performer."
    The Scotsman (previous work)
    "Duquette unabashedly and disarmingly invites her audience into a goal as noble as it is sincere – to be celebrated for her invention of personally interactive art for(u)ms examining social issues."
    Huffington Post (previous work)

    “It means so much to be working at CPT, it’s such a good opportunity to work in a professional environment at my age. I didn’t think that was ever going to happen and it means the world to me. It’s really going to help prepare me for my future and where I want to go”

    CYT participant and Camden student