Carnival of Crows

Presented by Molly Beth Morossa

Join Poppy and step into the dark, Victorian underworld of carnival sideshows. In a fiendish fusion of puppetry, poetry, macabre cabaret and comedy, we meet The Laudanum Sisters, their twisted boss and head showman Edward B. Friday, and delve into his menagerie of misfits, amusements and oddities. Secrets are unearthed as Poppy’s charming, yet disturbing tales unfold, leading us on a spiralling journey of horror and suspense, in this remarkable one woman show where there are no happy endings.

A Victorian thriller, based on original concepts by Molly Beth Morossa & Celyn Ebenezer.

"Stunningly atmospheric... has to be seen to be believed"
★★★★★ - Dark Chat

"Properly, sensationally good from start to finish"
★★★★ - Fringe Guru

"Filled with the freshness of Roald Dahl’s Rotten Rhymes and the nauseating monstrosity of Sweeney Todd... if gothic grisliness is right up your street then make your way to the carnival, if you dare!"
- Three Weeks

Theatre & Performance
21:0013 — 17 Feb
Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street
21:00
£15.00
1hr 00m
15+
Combo OfferDramaPoetrySolo Performer
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About the company

Molly Beth Morossa

Molly Beth Morossa is an award winning theatre-maker, writer, cabaret artist and goth based in London. She has written and produced 2 solo shows, Carnival of Crows (Winner Best Actress Award - Dark Chat 2012) and Greywing House (Winner Vault Festival Spirit Award 2017).

Most recently Morossa performed with Shotgun Carousel playing Aphrodite and Persephone in Divine Proportions (The Vaults, Sep 2018 - Jan 2019) and with Chivaree Circus in the smash hit show Becoming Shades, playing Charon the Ferryman, (Vaults Festival, Jan-Mar 2018). Working alongside Olivier Award winner Marisa Carnesky, Morossa appeared in Carnesky’s Tarot Drome (The Vaults, 2012, Latitude 2013) and in Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman (Soho Theatre, 2016-17).

She was crowned Miss Ghostwood in the Miss Twin Peaks Pageant 2018, and regularly performs with the dark, Lynchian cabaret show The Double R Club. As well as and co-hosting The Night, a variety show with Crowley & Co., Morossa is one of the creative producers on Third Mind Production & Guerilla Zoo’s theatrical event The Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball where she creates bespoke treasure hunts and otherworldly characters.

Credits

Writer, Performer: Molly Beth Morossa
Co-Creators: Molly Beth Morossa & Celyn Ebenezer

Press & Reviews

Three Weeks
"Filled with the freshness of Roald Dahl’s Rotten Rhymes and the nauseating monstrosity of Sweeney Todd... if gothic grisliness is right up your street then make your way to the carnival, if you dare!"

Dark Chat
★★★★★
“The stage is dark and gothic, the props a menagerie of twisted puppets and figures, and the music a constant thorn on your nerves. Combined, these make for a stunningly atmospheric setting for the show, but even they pale in comparison to the performance before our eyes. It is not simply a one-woman show because there is only one performer, it is a one-woman show because [Molly Beth Morossa] dominates it will skill and grace from start to finish... a true showcase of creepy genius at work."

Fringe Guru
★★★★
“Properly, sensationally good from start to finish... [Molly Beth Morossa] is utterly sublime... She embodies every facet of Poppy stunningly...It’s awesome!”