Dates and Times
11 October 2014 to 11 October 2014 at 9pm
Part of Calm Down, Dear : a festival of feminism
- See three shows throughout the festival for just £25.50 with our bargain festival pass.
- Spend the evening at CPT and take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – see two shows for just £18! Catch Women's Hour at 7.30pm alongside Fabulous Creatures
Presented by The Ruby Dolls
Book by Abigail Burdess and Dominic Burdess
Lyrics by Abigail Burdess
Music by Benjamin Cox
The "doll" characters originated by The Ruby Dolls
In Fabulous Creatures, when close-harmony singers The Ruby Dolls try to update Mansfield Park, their characters get completely out of hand, and Fanny Price ends up in an internet voted talent search for goat people.
The Ruby Dolls tell a new story of Fanny – a girl who meets someone, falls in love, and discovers she’s a goat. For Fanny is cursed – a goat-en, one of the goat-en-folk – the 51% of the population who give birth to kids and have someone husband them. In different worlds they are known as chicks, bitches, fillies or, in some cultures, women.
Fabulous Creatures asks how, in an internet age obsessed with celebrity, and divided by insane gender expectations, we might find true love. Imagine the recent BBC2 Kirsty Wark documentary Blurred Lines but as a comedy musical.
“Boisterous, sharp, witty and inventive” – The Scotsman, Aug 2014
"Fabulous … savvy and funny… Benjamin Cox's catchy, melodic tunes hint at a new musical theatre talent" – The Stage, Aug 2014
"Fierce, funny and tuneful answer to the misogyny that continues to seep into all corners of modern culture” Fest, Aug 2014
About the company
The Ruby Dolls are a multi-disciplinary, collaborative theatre company, who are inspired by cabaret, and sing in close-part harmony. They are five theatre makers and performers: Jessica Sedler, Susanna Fiore, Rebecca Shanks, Tara Siddall, and Jenny Grove. In four years they have performed four full-length shows: Ein Abend Mit Ruby (Soho Theatre, Jermyn Street Theatre 2010), Rubies In The Attic (Riverside Studios, Edinburgh Festival 2012: Assembly Roxy), Rubies In The Smoke (St. James Theatre, 2013) and Fabulous Creatures (Edinburgh Festival 2014). Together, The Ruby Dolls have sung for Ed Miliband, shared a stage with Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet and been introduced by Stephen Fry. They’ve appeared on BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3′s The Verb, and BBC Scotland’s Festival Culture Cafe.
They are delighted to be collaborating with “supremely talented” (Time Out) comedy writer Abigail Burdess to produce their first complete contemporary musical with an original score by Benjamin Cox. Fabulous Creatures is directed by Total Theatre Award winning, Dominic Burdess.
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