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The Luminous

£13 – £15


September 27
7:30 pm
£13 – £15
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The Exchange
75 London Rd
Twickenham, London TW1 1BE United Kingdom

Part Victorian thriller, part contemporary tale of friendship and rebellion, this time-travelling, genre-busting new show combines RedCape Theatre’s unique blend of physical theatre, dark comedy and gripping storytelling.

As protestors gather outside the hospital where they work, three women meet up for a monthly book club. This month’s book is ‘Luminous’ – a dark delve into Victorian London, where lurid stories are brought to life for entertainment in the penny gaff theatres: tales of an anonymous killer haunting the city and women whose bones glow through their skin.

In the twenty-first century living room, the wine is flowing and the discussion is getting heated. Mighty thinks the book is outrageous, Mags thinks it’s the best thing she’s ever read, and Alice hasn’t got past page three. As the women get drawn deeper into the story, memories surface, unexpected connections are made, and the worlds begin to blur.  Age Guidance: 14+ years

Content warning:

Age Guidance: 14+ years.  This production explores sensitive themes of violence against women (physical and sexual), abortion, illness and grief, and includes scenes that some audience members may find upsetting. It contains references to childbirth, self-immolation and nuclear warfare. It also contains strong language, ableist and misogynistic language and an abstract depiction of an autopsy.