Dr. Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman

Putting the magic back into menstruation, Dr Carnesky takes you on a rigorously researched romp through her research into the importance of celebrating the symbolic and cultural power of the bodily cycle. Both serious and tongue in cheek, part surreal Ted style lecture, part magic show, part witchy ritual, part activist spectacle. Here, not only menstruation and menstrual rights but also body shame, what it means to be ‘female’, issues around fertility and lost ancient herstories are scrutinized, politicized & reclaimed. Delivered with wry humour, revolutionary politics and inventive reworks of traditional magic illusions, this show celebrates and subterfuges popular theatre, circus and cabaret traditions and sees the show-woman making a bloody spectacle of herself. ★★★★ Guardian, Scotsman