Theatre/ 50 min / £10.50(£8.50), £9.50(£13) / 12+
One of several Angela Carter adaptations on the Fringe this year, The Bloody Chamber explores themes common to the feminist author’s work. In this highly charged production, we join the young bride on the eve of her wedding to a rich and powerful man, and watch as she gradually discovers the price she has unwittingly paid for her imagined security. The power struggle between herself and her mysterious husband is played out in physical theatre, and the lines between brutality and sensuality, submission and control increasingly blurred. The story is woven through with symbolic blood – the sacrificial virgin, violence and murder, the bond between mother and child. University of Birmingham’s 3Bugs theatre company have brought two Carter adaptations to the Fringe this year, making for a thought-provoking double bill.
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