MUST: The Inside Story in London

MUST: The Inside Story

“Exquisite… This is open-heart surgery of the artistic kind, performed without anaesthetic.” The Guardian

“Powerful, honest and life-affirming: if only all incisions to the body were this beautiful.” Time Out

MUST is a poetic look at what it feels like to have a body. It excavates the memories and images contained in the joints and layers of bone.  Inspired by images from Gulliver’s Travels, Hildegarde von Bingen, The Elephant Man and everyday experiences of the medical profession, Must takes a hard stare at the medical gaze and the assumptions people make about each others bodies.

Written by Peggy Shaw in collaboration with the Clod Ensemble.

Followed by a post show discussion.

Tuesday, 15 November 20.00 – 22.00

Anatomy Theatre & Museum, King’s College London
6th Floor, King’s Building, Strand Campus, Strand, LONDON WC2R 2LS
Tel: +44 (0)207 848 1978

£12 / £8 concs


About Split Britches

Split Britches was founded 30 years ago by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin. Since 1980 we have transformed the landscape of queer performance with our vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance. Split Britches creates new forms by exploiting old conventions. It borrows from classical texts and popular myths, but its true sources are the details of everyday life. The work is personal, bordering on the private. It relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than story. It is about a community of outsiders, queers, eccentrics – feminist because it encourages the imaginative potential in everyone, and lesbian because it takes the presence of a lesbian on stage as a given.
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