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Saturday 19th October 2019

Contra by Laura Murphy

— Arnolfini
Contra is fierce, witty and uncompromising - a solo cabaret of contraditions
price: Prices Below Headfirst Tickets


Drawing from circus, stand-up comedy and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions.
Fierce, witty and uncompromising, it’s a highly physical show that interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body. It explores, quite literally, where such bodies are positioned and how we are meant to look at them.

Laura Murphy is a genre-defying queer performance maker from Bristol. She makes text-driven and dynamic physical work about things she thinks need to be talked about from beauty industry ‘norms’ to objectification.

Expect scenes of nudity, aerial acrobatics, verbal explosions and explicit references to mythical reptiles.

Contra ‘straddles live art and circus, staring down often uncomfortable narratives with a bit of critical theory thrown in for good measure.’ - Francesa Peschier, Exeunt

Running Time: 60 mins
Age: 16+ Contains nudity, strong language and frank discussions of sex and the body

Concession tickets are offered to those aged 15 and under, 60 and over, on low income/unemployed, students and Equity union members, children aged two and under get in free. Please email tickets@bristolcircuscity.com for tickets for carers.

Artist Audio:

Laura Murphy

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