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A cinematic, [in]appropriately acrobatic ride through mental health, queerness, rage and the 21st Century space race.

A Spectacle of Herself is Laura’s brand new work for anyone who has ever felt or been told they are too much. Funny, poignant and political the show touches on autism, queerness and millennial identity and delivers highly skilled aerial performances in the process. Using creative captioning and video we are excited to bring you this internationally successful local artist making work on a new scale. 

Directed by Ursula Martinez, with Laura’s critical and cheeky signature mix of autobiography, lip-sync, video and aerial rope, A Spectacle of Herself navigates the personal and political to seek out new worlds and ways to be seen.

Laura Murphy is a genre-defying queer performance maker from Bristol, who makes text-driven and dynamic physical performance about things that she thinks needs to be talked about. Challenging, intimate and spectacular, her work is a cross-disciplinary fusion of theatre, live art, circus and verbal explosion. 

‘blistering’★★★★ (Fest) 

’a complex new form of solo-theatre’ (Scotsman) 

‘Murphy’s ability as a circus performer is mesmerising ★★★★’ (WeeReview)

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