An armless saint.

A feminist church.

A power-hungry priestess.

Lasanta is attempting something no one has done before – summon Saint Lirio back to earth. But the broken souls of the oppressed have other ideas.

After a sold-out showcase during Pitch’d Festival, the world premier of (Un)Holy Blood comes to St. Luke’s for one night only! Inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1989 surrealist thriller Santa Sangre, this hair-raising spectacle is not for the faint-hearted.

A transdisciplinary performance highlighting the pitfalls of organised religion and challenging the ways we engage in feminism, (Un)Holy Blood is a subversive blend of contemporary circus, theatre, dance and visual art.

May She come.


Lidija Sola is a Croatian contemporary circus artist and co-founder of Tricycle Trauma, an experimental circus collective that sets out to drive social change through their art. Lidija works cross disciplinary and creates work through a combination of circus, contemporary dance, physical theatre, experimental music and visual arts.

Sadhbh Moriarty is a playwright and fiction writer living in Cork City. Her writing reflects the nuances of Irish life and is often tinged with elements of the absurd. She was a recipient of the Eamonn Keane Full Length Play Award, shortlisted for Michael McLaverty Short Story Award and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Brighton.


  • Director and performer: Lidija Šola
  • Dramaturg and co-writer: Sadhbh Moriarty
  • Sound and video designer: Neil Feely
  • Projection mapping designer and sound: Cormac O’Connor
  • Light designer: Ronan O’Shea
  • Film director: Shaun O’Connor
  • Film illustrations and poster designer: Martha Hegarty
  • Voiceover: Katie O’Neill
  • Movement mentor: Inma Pavon
  • Costume design: Valentina Gambardella
  • Production manager: Conor McCague
  • Stage manager: Molly Foley
  • Scenography: Adi Alkabets and Linda Cullen
  • Production: Tricycle Trauma
  • Production assistants: Caterina Xander, Justine Lepage
  • Rigger: Tony Mahon

Supported by Arts Council Ireland, Cork City Council and Circus Factory

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Show features blood and references to sexual violence and adult themes. Strobe lights are used during this performance.