Carnesky’s Tarot Drome
- The Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK, Sep 2012
- Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK, Jul 2013
- Cirque Jules Verne, Amiens, France, May 2014
Carnesky’s Tarot Drome is a wildly entertaining one and half hour large-scale promenade and stage show in which the major arcana are brought to life through interactive installations, skate routines and a live rock score.
Tarot Drome takes the audience on a personal journey through their own card reading utilising the ancient archetypes of the Marseille tarot pack to explore the power of performative rituals as transformative tools.
Available for bookings and touring, this show uses the ethos of the fairground and the spectacle of West End theatre as a holding structure in which to explore Carnesky’s continued personal interest in the currency of archetypes and symbolism in culture. This show is suitable for people of all ages and can be enjoyed on many different levels. Audiences take from it what they like – it is an interactive surrealist pantomime and a work that can encourage thought around agency and ones ability to make choices.
Tarot Drome is created to be flexible and can be structured in response to a variety of settings and audiences. It can take place in festivals, theatres, circus venues or site-specific indoor or outdoor spaces such as greenfield sites, disused railway tunnels and industrial spaces. The two elements can be booked separately and have also been run simultaneously.
Download the show specification information pack here. For booking enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carnesky’s Tarot Drome invites and enables us to embrace agency and change. Just pick a card…
A self-consciously surreal circus
It was everything and more, a very special and creative show… I loved watching the audience engage and become spellbound.
Vicky Butterfly; Suri Sumatra; Phil Bedwell; Jason Karl; Rhyannon Styles; H Plewis; Chi Chi Revolver; Traumata; Nina Davies; Rowan Fae; Marusha Geymayer-Oblak; Rasp Thorne; Nona Pinkie; Rhys Cook; Susannah Hewlitt; Mary Beth Morossa; Sara Jane Lundstedt; Emily Bee; Sue Hart; Beatrice Brown; Harry Clayton Wright; Danny Ash; Olivier Pointing; Isobel Palmer; Ruth Ivo; Jessie Rose and Lisa Truscott (Bella Kinetica).
- Arts Council England
- The Old Vic Tunnels
- The Renaissance Rooms
- Bethnal Green Working Mens Club
- The National Fairground Archive
- London 2012 Festival
- The Roundhouse