Dates and Times
11 March 2015 to 11 March 2014 at 9pm
Part of Sprint 2015
- Spend the evening at CPT and take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – see two shows for just £18! Catch The Litvinenko Project at 7:30pm alongside Our Carnal Hearts.
Presented by Rachel Mars
This performance is a work-in-progress
This fairy comes round your house. You. She says. You, my friend, are in luck. You get to ask for anything you want. Anything in the world and I’ll give it to you. Money. A big house. Success. But whatever you ask for, your neighbor gets the same thing, but double. Great. You say. Fine. Cut out one of my eyes.
We’re finally here! Years of individualism, fears of scarcity, the joys of social media! We’ve made it into a toxic looking-over-our-shoulder shitstorm. But, hey. What's not to love?
Our Carnal Hearts is a celebration of envy, a joyous call for everyone we’ve ever wanted to be and everything we’ve ever wanted to own, for those whose success we’ve wanted to destroy and whose lives we’ve pitted our own against. A toast to our competitive spirits and a rumbling dance for the uglygutter-tramping parts of our souls. A show that seeks to prove that envy makes us better. That politicians are right: its spirit runs through our veins, lymph systems and bowels and we wouldn't want it any other way.
Standing somewhere between an ideological rally, a drunken sing-song and a horrible dream, this work-in-development continues Rachel’s interrogation of envy, success and song following the pop-up choir Sing it! Spirit of Envy! in 2014.
About the artist
Rachel is a performance maker and writer, borrowing from theatre, live art and comedy. Recently she's been interrogating some 'big' subjects – envy, humour, rage, pop/politics and gender. Sometimes that's been through a straight performance (The Way You Tell Them, her CPT-developed show about the uses and abuses of comedy), or with a pop-up choir (Sing It! Spirit of Envy!), or mashing together Margaret Thatcher's top ten speeches with pop hits by female artists (Mars.tarrab's The Lady's Not For Walking Like An Egyptian), or by arming small children with hammers, playing them Motorhead and inviting them to smash up her dad's pottery (Where The Wild Bits Are). Her work has been seen at the Southbank Centre, the Barbican and at festivals including Spill, Forest Fringe, and Buzzcut. She is a contributor to Radio 2 and 4. She recently co-produced and programmed the UK Jewish Comedy Festival for JW3.
@rachelofmars | www.rachelmars.org