Dystopian Wonders

UK Tour 2010  


Dystopian Wonders was a stage show in which Marisa as a morbid ‘Madame Tussauds’-esque showwoman guides you through her bizarre exhibition of curious nameless bodies that merge flesh with beautifully constructed wounds and organs made of wax, silk and embroidered felt.

One has two heads. A naked lady levitates. A glamorous contortionist disappears into an open torso. Among the featured artistes was Marawa The Amazing, who gracefully climbed a ladder of sabres barefoot, recreating a turn made popular by the female French magician and crocodile-charmer, Koringa, in the 1930s.

The work explored the tradition of the showwoman in popular entertainment traditions and their spectacular use of abject and taboo bodily themes.

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, Apr 2010
Roundhouse, London, Jan 2010
Chelsea Theatre, London, Oct-Nov 2010
The Lowry, Salford, Apr 2010

Writer/Director – Marisa Carnesky

Music Director – Rasp Thorne

Producer – Jeremy Goldstein

Illusionist– Jon Marshall

Design – The Insect Circus

Stage Manager – Natacha Poledica



Marawa the Amazing; Raphaelle Boitel; Empress Stah; Amber Topaz


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