LILIT (Work in Progress)

Lilit Lesser

Fri 3rd Feb - Sat 4th Feb
22:20,21:50 (
60 mins)
Cabaret Drag & Burlesque
Cabaret / Disabled Voices / LGBTQIA+ Voices
Tickets from £13.00
Venue: Cavern
Age Guidance: 15+
Sexual content, violence, blood (fake), brief mentions of Shoah/anti-Jewish racism, brief mentions of abortion, themes of ableism

‘LILIT’ is a wickedly funny, razor-sharp, joyous queer cabaret in the voice of Lilith, an ancient Jewish demon.

Lilith is described in the Tanakh as a dweller in ‘waste spaces’. Created not from a rib, but from the same dust as Adam, Lilith refused to be subservient to him and instead chose exile, pain and freedom as a nocturnal demonic spirit. Lilith reclaims the incantations designed to keep them out. In so doing, they empower ‘othered’ entities (be they sheydim, demons, Jewish, queer or disabled bodies). Through new and ancient ritual practices for healing the unhealable Lilith engages with the powerful, earthy magic of the everyday, as performed by their ancestors. While occasionally moonlighting as a nightclub singer and disembowelling the odd Home Secretary.

Dancing in the ruined temple. Performing self-surgery in their scab-red Nissan Micra. Crouching at the edges of our vision, bearing witness.


We operate “Pay More If You Can” pricing to ensure that our shows remain affordable and accessible to everyone.
You can find out more here.
Fri 3rd Feb
The Vaults
Leake Street
Sat 4th Feb
The Vaults
Leake Street

Lilit Lesser

Lilit Lesser [They / Them] is a trans non-binary actor, translator, writer and cabaret / visual artist.
They identify as queer, Jewish and disabled.
Recent theatre includes Queer Upstairs (Royal Court), The Dybbuk (Almeida), and as writer/artist solo cabarets/art installations 'LILIT' and Persephone Termite Queen (GlogauAIR Berlin, Tramshed, Barbican). Screen work includes Medusa Deluxe (BFI/MUBI/A24), Moonhaven (AMC), The Queen's Gambit (Netflix) and To Nowhere, for which Lilit won Best Actor at London Rocks Film Festival.

Jack Clearwater [He / Him] is a queer writer, director and collaborative maker working across the forms of theatre, cabaret, ritual and live sound.

His previous collaborations with companies and venues include Marisa Carnesky's Radical Cabaret School, MonoBox, WoLab, Lyric Hammersmith, Somerset House and The Royal Academy of Arts.

Press & Reviews

Cast & Creative Team Co-Director / Writer / Performer: LILIT LESSER

Co-Director / Sound Design: JACK CLEARWATER


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