Welcome to The Monocle, where nothing is impossible!
This highly virtuosic contemporary dance performance featuring the voluptuous jazz chanteuse Imogen Banks presents the untold story of Le Monocle, a secretly notorious lesbian cabaret in 1930s Paris.
Inside The Monocle the air is thick, warm and wavy with secrets and sensuality. Women laugh loudly, drink the night away and abandon themselves into smooth and passionate dances. Just for one night, be our guest at The Monocle and experience the joy of what it feels like to be in a truly safe space.
Choreographer: Mathieu Geffré
Associate Director: Andrew Gardiner
Performers: Alyssa Lisle, Coralie Calfond, Imogen Banks, Jemima Colin, Natassa Argyropoulou, Ruth Howard, Zara Phillips
Original Light Design: Josh HarrietteComposer: James Keane
Set and Costumes: Helen Hebert and Nate Gibson
Production Manager and Relighter: Rachel Shipp
Creative Producer: Rachel Jean Birch (Moving Art Management)
Audio Description available.
This performance integrates a BSL interpreter.
'Mathieu offers us a gift here: the opportunity to see what it looks like to be free in a safe space' Helen Redfern - NARC Magazine
'The piece is a fascinating interpretation of a historical moment in Europe helping to make subcultures visible' Tamzin Mackie - Culture North East
Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, including interval
Age restrictions: 13+ - any under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (scenes of a sensual nature, adult themes, partial nudity and reference to chest binding)
Content warnings: The show contains haze and flashing light