Friday, May 20, 2011

DERBY: The Venus Papers

Friday, 3rd June, 2011, 8pm, £10/£8
Assembly Rooms,
Market Place,
Box Office: 01332 255800

The Venus Papers
written and performed by Lydia Towsey
directed by Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze

What if Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, were to wash up in the 21st century? What would she do next?
The performance combines poetry, music and film with myth, fairytale and contemporary issues – from anorexia to shopping in Primark.

What the audience say:
“Mesmerising – truly mesmerising. I couldn’t break my concentration, not wanting to miss a word. Beautiful and moving whilst being thought provoking. A privilege to have experienced.”

“Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. It was beautiful, inspiring. Funny in places, devastatingly heart breaking in others. Truly something to be part of and I was honoured to watch it.”

“I found the performance at once alluring, compelling and disturbing, impossible to ignore!’

“Brilliant, funny, feminist, poignant. A pleasure to watch.”

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