A FIERCE, FUNNY, BLOODY TAKE ON SOME OF THE OLDEST STORIES KNOWN TO WOMAN. FROM A KILLER GORGON.
★★★★★ “Dynamic, illuminating and hugely entertaining” – The Scotsman
What if there was another take on the Trojan War, an untold breathtaking adventure you’d never heard before?
Enter Medusa. She was there.
Monstrous gorgon? Snakes for hair? A turn-to-stone glare? Perhaps. But she was there – as a bodiless head strapped to the shield of a goddess. Her forever-open-eyes saw it all: Epic combat. Mighty swords. Giant horse-sculptures filled with men. But as the war raged on, Medusa’s petrifying gaze focused on three extraordinary women who might just hold the key to her ultimate hope.
Beautiful Evil Things is a high-energy one-woman show from Ad Infinitum, combining physical storytelling with cut-throat wit. Coming hot on the heels of their multi award-winning hit Odyssey, this acerbically comic, thrilling and poignant show “brings tears to your eyes and raises your heart rate” (★★★★ The Guardian)
Playbill’s 2023 Pick of the Fringe
Edinburgh Fringe 2023 OffFest Award Nominee
★★★★★ “Simply astounding” – Starburst Magazine
A BSL interpreter will be in the Front of House area before and after the performance to greet and assist audience members.
Co-commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres, supported by Wardrobe Ensemble. Made possible through funding from Arts Council England.
Learning & Engagement project supported by funding from Theatre Orchard and Culture Weston; ‘Into the Arts’ administered by Quartet Community Foundation and The Nisbet Trust.
CAST & CREDITS
Co-created by George Mann and Deb Pugh
Deviser, Performer & Co-Composer – Deb Pugh
Director – George Mann
Set and Costume Designer – Katie Sykes
Sound Designer & Co-Composer – Sam Halmarack
Lighting Designer – Ali Hunter
Production Manager – Ethan Hudson
Associate Director – Megan Vaughan Thomas
BSL Interpreter – Kyra Pollitt
BSL Consultants – Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford and Lynn Stewart-Taylor
Technical Stage Manager – Fergus Waldron
Dramaturgy – Nir Paldi
Trailer & Production Photos – Camilla Adams
Show Image Photo by Idil Sukan
BSL Information video by David Ellington
- RUNNING TIME75 mins (no interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
- TICKETS£16 / £14
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Content warning: contains strong language, references to sexual violence, violence, death and handles distressing or potentially triggering themes. There will be flashing lights and fast moving lighting effects but no strobe.
7:30pm & 2:30pm (Saturday matinee only)
BSL INTEGRATED AND CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Thu 29 Feb 7:30pm
To book wheelchair spaces or seats with a good view of the BSL interpreter and/or captions, please contact the Box Office on 0117 902 0344 / email@example.com. They will set you up on the system so that you can book wheelchair spaces or designated BSL seats online in the future.
Members on sale 12:30pm on Tue 24 Oct
General on sale 12:30pm on Thu 26 Oct