Laura Murphy: Contra


Laura Murphy

Bible stories and biology lessons

Contra is a solo, feminist-circus-comedy. It re-enacts bible stories and biology lessons using a rope and a roll of cling film. Laura Murphy sets her experiences of her own body amidst an anecdotal tapestry of body hair observations on public transport and dinner table discussions about lesbian sex. Witty and uncompromising – Contra 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.

Performance on the 7th of March is pre-premiere, official premiere is in Paris next week.

Manuscript and performance
Laura Murphy
Ursula Martinez
Nicole A'Court-Stuart
Lighting design
Katie Davies
Early Stage mentoring
Terry O’Connor
Choreographic support
Madeleine McGowan
Darko Škrobonja, Igor Dražić