The brides of bluebeard (2016 - 2017)
The bear is getting married. Again. And all of his previous wives have a habit of dying mysteriously... This is the folk tale Bluebeard re-wired for 2016. It's about control, female transgression and the consequences of both. With jokes. Through original songs and the music of Nick Cave, Amy Winehouse and Rage Against the Machine, four women tell you a disturbingly familiar story. Are you sitting comfortably?
The Brides Of Bluebeard is written by The Ruby Dolls, with original music and arrangements written by the company.
This production is funded with the help of Arts Council England.
Keep an eye on this page for future performances of this show!
show dates 2017
tour dates autumn 2016
September 13th (Preview) Oso arts centre, Barnes.
September 14th (Preview) Oso arts centre, Barnes.
september 16th (press night) hightide festival, suffolk
september 24th (Press night) 'Calm Down Dear' festival 2016, camden people's theatre, central London
september 25th 'Calm Down Dear' festival 2016, camden people's theatre, central London
september 29th shoreditch town hall, east london
September 30th shoreditch town hall, east london
october 1st Paines Plough's Roundabout theatre, lincoln
October 6th old joint stock theatre, Birmingham
october 8th stafford gatehouse theatre, stafford
october 22nd st James Theatre, central London
Watch the trailer:
Listen to 3 tracks from The Brides Of Bluebeard:
the bridal party
The Singer: Rebecca Shanks
The Countess: Tara Siddall
The Muse: Susanna Fiore
The Journalist: Jessica Sedler
On Piano: Benjamin Cox
‘The Bear’ Voiced by: Iain Johnstone
Director: Iain Johnstone
Music Director: Benjamin Cox
Stage Manager: Roshan Conn
Associate Producer: Suzie Kirk Dumitru
PR: Mobius Industries
Touring Sound Equipment: Terra Firma Sound
Graphics: Colin Gordon
MAIN SHOT Photo: Greg Veit
Production Shots: Russell Turner
Video Trailer: Jack Shanks
This production would not be possible without the support of the following wonderful people:
Riverside Studios, LAMDA, James Pigeon, Jack Shanks, Greg Veit, Sarah Dickinson, Anne & Domenico Giustiniani, Peter & Ena Siddall, Battersea Family Butchers, Andy Greenwood, Richard Giustiniani, Dale Fincham, Vanessa Stone, Imogen Bond, Colin Gordon, James Albrecht, Brian Logan, Derrick Gask, Karl Steele & Adam Lacey, Craig Morrow, sarah sigal, Lisa Ross, Susannah Sedler, Jules & Judith at The Nursery, Russell Turner & Andy Burgess.