A fIERCE, funny, bloody take on some of the oldest stories known to woman.
What if there was another take on the Trojan War, an untold breathtaking adventure you had 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 new, 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, join Medusa for a thrilling adventure.
“This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable” ★★★★
– The Stage on Ad Infinitum’s ‘Odyssey’
Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed theatre company. They collaborate to tell stories, play and disrupt. They work with artists, activists and communities to create transformative theatre, revolutionise audiences and change the world.
Founded in 2007, Ad Infinitum is based in Bristol and works internationally, and is proud to be Associate Artist at Bristol Old Vic and The North Wall, and a member of the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA).
Co-commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres, supported by Wardrobe Ensemble. Made possible through funding from Arts Council England.
CAST & CREDITS
Co-created by George Mann and Deb Pugh
Performer & Co-Composer – Deb Pugh
Director – George Mann
Set and Costume Design – Katie Sykes
Sound Designer & Co-Composer – Sam Halmarack
Lighting Designer – Ali Hunter
Associate Director – Megan Vaughan Thomas
Production Manager – Ethan Hudson
BSL Interpreter – Kyra Pollitt
BSL Consultant – Lynn Stewart-Taylor
Dramaturgy – Nir Paldi
Image – Idil Sukan
- RUNNING TIME75 mins
- AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
- TICKETSStandard £16 / Concession £12
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Content warnings: references to violence, sexual violence and death. Contains a few subtle light flickers and some fast snap changes in lighting states but no strobe lights.
8pm | Matinee: 2:30pm on Sat 22 Oct
Standard £16 | Concessions £12
WOMEN IN MYTH: RESHAPING THE NARRATIVE
A post-show panel discussion
Fri 21 October 8pm
Members on sale 12:30pm on 21 July 2022
General on sale 12:30pm on 22 July 2022