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Whore

It’s all rather messy if you look at it too closely. People don’t tend to do that, put themselves under a microscope. People don’t generally like what they see.

Taking inspiration from 4 prolific women from history, this immersive journey recounted their dark, and at times, humorous stories. Meeting Theresa Berkley a 19th Century Dominatrix, Marie Duplessis a famous French courtesan, Polly Adler a New York 1920's brothel madam and Valerie Solanas, American prostitute turned Warhol assassin. What links all these extraordinary women is their relationship to the sex trade and how they survive within this both illustrious and unyielding industry; the industry of Whore’s.

Cloak & Swagger - ‘Simply astounding. Blew our cotton socks right off.’

Design by Alice Lund

Costume by Emilia Pope

Sound by Craig Barrett

Performed at the Resistance Gallery, London

A Young Theatre - ‘The ‘illicit encounters’ mischievously overturn the perceived boundaries between audience and performance. Instead of comfortably passive spectators, we are forced to reflect on our role as participants in the overall scheme of the performance.’