The Brides of Bluebeard

Dates and Times

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep at 9pm (on Sat) and 6pm (on Sun)

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

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Part of Calm Down Dear, CPT’s unique festival of innovative feminist performance. Catch two shows in one night for just £16 with our double bill offer. Browse the rest of the programme here.

Presented by The Ruby Dolls


The Bear is getting married. Again. And all of his previous wives have a habit of dying mysteriously… This is the centuries old folk tale Bluebeard re-wired for 2016. It’s about control, power and female transgression. With jokes. And beautiful original music in a mix of genres, alongside unique arrangements of songs by Nick Cave, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse and Rage Against the Machine, all sung in close part harmony. Four women are here to tell you a disturbingly familiar story. Are you sitting comfortably?

The Brides Of Bluebeard is written by critically acclaimed cabaret ensemble The Ruby Dolls, with original music and arrangements composed by the company. Funded by Arts Council England.

About the company

The Ruby Dolls are: Jessica Sedler, Susanna Fiore, Rebecca Shanks and Tara Siddall – four women who came together to create the now acclaimed, collaborative cabaret ensemble The Ruby Dolls.  Directed by Iain Johnstone (Told By An Idiot, National Theatre of Scotland) with Musical Direction by Benjamin Cox (Heritage Opera, West End.)

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