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Meet Our
Performers 2024

FoF Evening Programme

Laura Murphy

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’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 

Wed 8th May 

Show time: 8pm

Tickets: £15

Age Guidance: 18+

Contains nudity, strong language and frank discussions of sex and the body

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Cikada Circus

Belonging is an abstract acrobatic performance piece originally crafted in 2022 as a response to a collection of artworks of the same theme. The performers use a piece of stretch fabric as a medium to create fluid sculptures and abstract shapes, acting as a platform to explore physical and metaphorical expressions of what it is to belong: to one another, to a place, to the natural world, or a feeling of simply not belonging.

In this extended and immersive version, adapted especially for Festival of Fools, the acrobats invite audience members to contemplate our connections to the natural world, to one another, and to the planet as a unified entity.

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Thursday 9th May 

Show time: 8pm

Tickets: £12

Age Guidance: 12+

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