The Monocle

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.

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.

The performance contains scenes of a sensual nature, adult themes, partial nudity and reference to chest binding. Age recommendation: 13+ - under 16 accompanied by an adult. The show contains haze and flashing light.

Press quotes:

'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

Creative Team:

Choreographer: Mathieu Geffré
Associate Director: Andrew Gardiner
Performers: Alyssa LisleCoralie CalfondImogen BanksJemima ColinNatassa ArgyropoulouRuth HowardZara Phillips

Original Light Design: Josh Harriette

Composer: James Keane
Set and Costumes: Helen Hebert and Nate Gibson
Production Manager and Relighter: Rachel Shipp
Creative Producer: Rachel Jean Birch (Moving Art Management)

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Important Information

Venue: Guildhall Arts Centre, Theatre

Tickets: £10 / £5 under 25s

Running time: 1 hour 30 mins (including interval)

Age Recommendation: 13+ (under 16 accompanied by an adult)

The performance contains scenes of a sensual nature, adult themes, partial nudity and reference to chest binding.

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