‘Marvellously dramatic dancer’ (New York Times) Laura Careless tells the stories of the forgotten female rulers of England who set the stage for Elizabeth I. Based on Helen Castor’s book/BBC series, “She-Wolves” is “an extraordinary experience and an essential watch for anyone wanting to rip the rug up from underneath patriarchy’s grip on history” (Wee Review). Movement, spoken word, animations, and song breathe new life into thrilling episodes and captivating personalities from the medieval and Tudor eras. Laura explores Britain’s historical relationships with gender and power, and seeks to reclaim “she-wolf” as an expression of personal re-wilding . With choreography by UK National Dance award winner Jonathan Watkins and animation by BBC Film Network award winner Belle Mellor. ‘Radically relevant…If you are dithering about whether to go, you should.’ (***** Broadway Baby).
Press & Reviews
'Radically relevant...If you are dithering about whether to go, you should."
"A performer who catches you in her grip for the entirety of the show...an astounding performance."
The Wee Review
"She-Wolves is an extraordinary experience and an essential watch for anyone wanting to rip the rug up from underneath patriarchy’s grip on history. Experimental, physical and emotional, Careless showcases her incredible theatrical talents in service of stories that may otherwise be lost to time."
Cast & Creative Team Historical Consultant and author of She-Wolves: HELEN CASTOR
Contributing Choreographer: JONATHAN WATKINS
Illustrator and Projection Designer: BELLE MELLOR
Contributing Writer: ANGELA EL ZEIND
Additional text: CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTES
Vocalist, Vocal Coach and Composer: BISAN TORON
Set design and build: COLIN HOLDEN DESIGN
Costumes: ANNE CARELESS
Make-up Designer: SARAH CIMINO
Technical Director: SUZI BURROWS
Film: AVIVA BLUME
Sound Designer: RYAN MCADAMS