Winner: Herald Angel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre
Adapted by Keith Lodwick from the book by Angela Carter
One of The Scotsman’s Top 20 Scottish theatre events of all time.
Edinburgh: 7th – 30th Aug 1997, 29th Dec 1997 – 10th Jan 1998
London: March 1998
Belfast: November 1998
A promenade performance which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 1997 and then Edinburgh’s Hogmanay at the Underground Vaults in Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh. In 1998 the production was relocated to The London Dungeon and Belfast’s Lagan Weir.
The audience is led by torchlight deep into the dungeon of Count Bluebeard’s castle. Carter’s luscious and witty text is fused with sensual action and simmering live music, as the questionable delights and deviance of desire and curiousity are examined.
In each of its performance locations, Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh, The London Dungeon and Belfast’s Lagan Weir, The Bloody Chamber was the very first full-scale theatre production to have taken place.