The Adventures of the Bearded Lady

Dates and Times

Wed 4-Thur 5 April at 7:15pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Presented by Theodora van der Beek

I’m the Bearded Lady,
I’m fearless and I’m shady,
I’ve hair on my back and my muscles are stacked,
My Adam’s apple is fully intact and I eat my meat with gravy!

I weep all night when I drink,
I eat Spam but my underwear’s pink,
I work on the land with my manicured hands,
And nobody cares what I think!

The Bearded Lady was born with a full head of hair on her chin and a bright future ahead of her, but alas!
When puberty struck, it all fell out. In shame, she runs away to the circus, but how can they take her on
with her naked, hairless chin?

So begins a life of deception, deviance, mischieviance, fleeing, flaying, falling and howling at the moon. We follow our heroine as she journeys over land and sea on a quest to explore her own possibility. Having run away so many times that she arrives back at the beginning, she discovers new resolve to defy the inanity of a world that asks people to hide or change who they are.

Click here to read Theodora van der Beek’s blog post.

Praise for previous work

‘Theodora van der Beek is a brilliantly understated comic writer and performer who draws on the work of
Andy Warhol and Lady Gaga, as well as the punk spirit of Deborah Harry and the Sex Pistols.’ – The Scotsman

About the company

Theodora van der Beek makes solo theatre shows that explore the mechanics of power and privilege. After a successful Edinburgh run of Egg, she returns this year with The Adventures of The Bearded Lady, a show about a woman who thinks she’s failing at life so decides to die, but can’t do that either.  

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Image Credit: (c) Imogen Webb

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