Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions. Fierce, witty and uncompromising, this highly physical show interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body and explores, literally, where such bodies are positioned and how we are meant to look at them. Expect scenes of nudity, aerial acrobatics, and explicit references to mythical reptiles and female sexuality.

Laura Murphy is a genre-defying queer performance maker from Bristol who makes dynamic, cross-disciplinary physical work about things that she thinks need to be talked about. Contra was directed by alt cabaret legend Ursula Martinez.

“Uncompromising full-frontal circus…Slyly funny and totally owned by performer Laura Murphy” – Lyn Gardner

**** “…a blistering show blending standup, confessional and circus performance… kicking against the culture of female oppression.” – Fest Magazine

**** “Laura Murphy’s ability as a circus performer is mesmerising to watch, but it is the boldness and honesty in her words that makes Contra feel like a vital show.” – Wee Review

Laura Murphy is a circusnext Laureate, circusnext is supported by the European Union.

Age guidance: 18+ Contains nudity, strong language and frank discussions of sex and the body