Cockroach by Chloe Mantripp

Event dates: October 15, 2021 October 16, 2021

Event times: 19:00 15:00

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Venue: The Wardrobe Theatre

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: £10 / £8

Running Time: 1 Hour

Age: 16+


Led by an anarchic and relentlessly offensive heroine, Cockroach is socio-political physical theatre, up to the eyeballs in metaphorical filth.

Will the end just be a non-event? Such a pitiful, limp, mouth-vomit of an eruption, that the universe rolls over, shrivelled and ashamed of what just happened?

This gritty, funny & moving solo show, shifts between the personal, political & epic, offering a brazen contemplation on consumption & objectification that questions where we place stigma, as we hurtle towards climate catastrophe.

Expect accents, insects and slippery physicality on a bespoke sculptural structure

Following the performance on Friday 15th there will be a Q&A with Chloe Mantripp and Cockroach director, Mish Weaver.


Darkly comedic physical theatre about sex work and climate change” – ★★★★ The Stage

unsettling” – The Scotsman

5 hard won stars for incredible physical effort and storytelling genius” – Audience, Zoo Studios


Written and performed by Chloe Mantripp
Directed and Designed by Mish Weaver

Cockroach was seed funded by Handstand Arts for Circus City’s Respond Programme and supported by the Invisible Circus Launchpad Scheme. Developed in partnership with The Lyric, The Loco Klub, Jacksons Lane, ContraProject, Trinity Arts Centre and SWARM.

Lighting Design by Jenny Roxburgh

Sound editing and programming by Dinah Mullen

Funded by Arts Council England and those who play the national lottery.

Performed by: Chloe Mantripp