Our Carnal Hearts

Dates and Times

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Nov at 7.15pm

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£12 / 10 (conc)

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Presented by Rachel Mars

A Welcome! To you and to me and our sticky, spikey, shameful bits!

This fairy comes round your house.
You, she says, are in luck.
Ask for anything you want. Anything in the world and I’ll give it to you. But whatever you ask for, your neighbour gets double.

Our Carnal Hearts is a gleeful, thrilling and murky celebration of envy, competitive spirits and all the times we f*ck eachother over. Performed with a live surround-sound choral score, it is born from the suspect parentage of an ideological rally, a drunken sing-song and a seductive dream.

(c) Manuel Vason
(c) Manuel Vason

“Rachel Mars is electrifying” The Guardian

Written and performed by Rachel Mars
Arrangements and compositions by Louise Mothersole
Directed by Wendy Hubbard and Rachel Mars
Sung and co-devised by Louise Mothersole, Rhiannon Armstrong, Rachel Weston & Orla O’Flanagan
Dramaturgical support by Louise Stephens
Lighting designed by Anna Barrett
Production Management by Sorcha Stott-Strzala
Produced by Abby Butcher

Developed with the support of Arts Council England.
Co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction and CPT with further support from American Repertory Theatre, Ovalhouse, Shoreditch Town Hall, South East Dance in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Trust.
Developed in partnership with The Orchard Project (NY), The Royal Court Theatre and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal.

Thanks to: Daniel Pitt and everyone at the Junction, JW3, Greg Wohead, Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, Nick Field, Natalie Querol, Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert, The Orchard Project


About the artist

Rachel is a performance maker with a background in theatre, live art and comedy. She explores the idiosyncratic cultural and political constructs that inform the way we are together, as people, just trying to figure it all out. She’s recently interrogated humour, the language of 80’s pop and politics and the science of rage.

She’s created work alongside The Royal Court and the Tate Modern, been commissioned by Cambridge Junction, CPT, Fuel Theatre and been in residency at The Orchard Project (NY) and Cove Park (UK). Her performances have been shown around the UK including at The Barbican, South Bank Centre and Royal Exchange Manchester and at festivals internationally including Fusebox, Austin and Wildside, Montreal. Rachel also leads workshops for students and artists of all backgrounds. Her work is often supported by grants from Arts Council, England.


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