The Cathedral

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Thursday 23rd September at 7:15pm

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Presented by The Vandens Karta Ensemble 

Everything I touch turns to joy! My blood is ruby, my tears are diamonds and my sweat is sapphire 

In an empty cathedral, a prostitute vacuums the floor. A lonely clown searches. They sing. Chant. Dance. Wail. The little girl and her papa are on their way to the airport. 

Movement, clowning, polyphonic singing and new writing collide in this haunting ode to womanhoodDrawing upon the experiences of its five female creatorsThe Cathedral is a devised exploration of the struggle for acceptance in both religious and non-religious institutions.  

Ritualised oppression meets the breath-taking power of communal prayer. The empty space is transformed into a confessional; into a crucible of sexuality; into a dreamlike pit of shame and redemption. 


This performance contains sexual references and violence.


This performance contains flashing lights.

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About the company

The Vandens Karta Ensemble is a performing arts collective. We come from Ghana, Japan, Norway, Italy, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Germany, Romania, France and the UK. 

We make crossplatform work which celebrates theatre at its most diverse and unexpected, mixing live original music, choreographed movement, poetry and physical comedy. | Twitter: @vandenskarta | Instagram: @vandenskartaensemble 

Upcoming Performances

Thu 23 Sep, 2021
7:15 pm