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Our Carnal Hearts

Part of Chorus

Who do you envy? Who is like you but a little bit better?

Award-winning theatre maker Rachel Mars and four belting female singers bring a raucous chorus of original music to the stage with Our Carnal Hearts. Performed with a live surround-sound choral score, it is born from the suspect parentage of an ideological rally, a drunken sing-song and a seductive dream.

A hilarious and dark show about the hidden workings of one of our uglier emotions, it features music by Louise Mothersole (Sh!t Theatre).

Our Carnal Hearts comes to Southbank Centre after sell outs across the UK and USA.

Written and performed by Rachel Mars
Arrangements and compositions by Louise Mothersole
Directed by Wendy Hubbard and Rachel Mars
Sung and co-devised by Louise Mothersole, Rhiannon Armstrong, Rachel Weston & Orla O'Flanagan
Dramaturgical support by Louise Stephens
Lighting designed by Anna Barrett
Production Management by Sorcha Stott-Strzala
Produced by Abby Butcher

Developed with the support of Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction and CPT with further support from American Repertory Theatre, Ovalhouse, Shoreditch Town Hall, South East Dance in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Trust. Developed in partnership with The Orchard Project (NY), The Royal Court Theatre and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal.

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Related event
Also at Chorus festival: Join Sing It! Spirit of Envy, a singing workshop on Sunday 2 July with Rachel Mars.

Age recommendation
For ages 14+