Casting announced for Proteus Theatre’s new adaptation of Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’

Casting has been announced for Proteus Theatre’s upcoming new adaptation of Angela Carter’s much loved short story collection, The Bloody Chamber (and Other Stories), which runs at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing from Friday 11th to Saturday 12th June 2021.

Adapted and directed by Mary Swan, this fever dream production will star Jessica Andrade, Megan Brooks, Ashley Christmas, Anesta Mathurin and Lorraine Moynehan.

The award-winning Proteus will translate Angela Carter’s macabre fairy tales to the stage using circus as a physical vocabulary. At a moment when women and men across the country confront the double standards of safety, sex, and the fears of what goes bump in the night, Carter’s incendiary caustic take on fairy tales as cautionary tales could not be a more formidable challenge to the status quo. The Bloody Chamber is a heady, erotic, and surprisingly funny re- phrasing of the most famous stories in Western culture. These are the tales our mothers told us. And all the ones they didn’t dare.

Proteus Theatre are working with leading figures in the circus industry to choreograph the piece including Mimbre’s Silvia Fratelli, Charlotte Mooney from Ockham’s Razor and Tamzen Moulding, the Artistic Director of Inverted Theatre.

The Bloody Chamber also features an original soundtrack with musical direction, arrangements and sound design by Max Reinhardt and original composition by Paul Wild, who worked with Proteus on Macbeth.

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