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  • Monster Show

    Tue 31 Oct - Fri 3 Nov at 7.15pm
    Tickets £8 - £15
    An uncompromising attempt to re-dub all the audio from the iconic film Frankenstein, using just one voice. A trans purging of out-dated narratives and championing of being many things at once.

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    Running Time 70 minutes
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
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    Content NoticeNo age guidance

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    As the iconic 1931 film Frankenstein plays silently in the background, a lone creature stands on stage to perform the live score. From deep inside a quite frankly ridiculous costume, they attempt the impossible task of delivering the entire soundtrack using just one voice.

    Dialogue, sound effects, music, everything. 

    Monster Show is an uncompromising attempt to re-dub every moment of audio from this black and white horror classic. It's a trans act of purging outdated narratives, championing radical bodies and being many things at once. And it is alive.

    Post-Show Talks

    Stay on after the show and hear from Hester-Stefan Chillingworth about the making of Monster Show. There'll be a chance for you to ask any questions at both post-show talks. 

    On Wed 1 Nov, they’ll be joined by Cathy Naden from Forced Entertainment to talk about their experiences performing experimental work.

    On Thu 2 Nov, Hester-Stefan chats to queer artist Nando Messias about the trans themes of the show.

    Monster Show is part 1 of The Extinction Trilogy, commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre, Colchester Arts Centre and Old Diorama Arts Centre. Originally co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction (with support from the Stobbs New ideas Fund) and Old Diorama Arts Centre. Additional support from LIFT and Arts Council England.

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    Matt Trueman, Culture Wars [on previous work]
    "Smart, brave and rebellious."
    Exeunt [on previous work]
    "A startling, dramatic and oddly moving performance. Brilliantly simple, clear and economical in its construction it nonetheless becomes something much more complex in its execution."
    Lone Twin [on previous work]
    "a strange, wild and oddly readable bit of art."
    Postcards from the Gods [on previous work]

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