Running Time: 1 Hour
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
“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, SWARM & One25.
Lighting Design by Jenny Roxburgh
Sound editing and programming by Dinah Mullen
Funded by Arts Council England and those who play the national lottery.
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