Femme Fatale

Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Fireraisers presents tour of Femme Fatale by Polly Wiseman

A cabaret play about the first #TimesUp moment.

Femme Fatale by Polly Wiseman

A cabaret play about the first #TimesUp moment. 

Nico and Valerie Solanas – Andy Warhol’s muse and his would-be assassin – meet, in this black comedy about fame, failure and firearms.

The Chelsea Hotel, New York, 1968. Nico, German actress and singer with The Velvet Underground is waiting to shoot her role in Andy Warhol’s latest movie and for her lover, Jim Morrison, when her room is invaded by Valerie Solanas, radical feminist and would-be Warhol assassin. A duel to the death begins…

One hundred years since women got the vote, and thirty years since Valerie and Nico died, Fireraisers presents a reimagining of two female pop culture icons at the epicentre of ‘60s cool battling for control of their own destinies.

“Wiseman’s writing sears and burns.” The Guardian.

Nathan Evans director

Sophie Olivia & Polly Wiseman cast

Featuring film and live music, this new show was presented in scratch form at Latitude Festival 2018 and Wilton's Music Hall. It will be developed in association with [email protected], before a South East tour and London run in 2019.



Polly Wiseman’s work has been seen at venues including Soho Theatre, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, Theatre 503, BAC, Home Mcr. Twitter: @firecrazee

Nathan Evans is a writer, director and performer whose work in theatre and film has been funded by the Arts Council, toured by the British Council, broadcast on Channel 4, archived by the British Film Institute and awarded some statuettes. www.nathanevans.co.uk 

Sophie Olivia (Valerie Solanas) Sophie Olivia's favourite roles in theatre include; Beatrice (Much Ado) Anna Labia (Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens) Julia (Duchess of Malfi) and Slag (I licked A Slag's Deodorant.) She has most recently worked at the TRSE, Park Theatre, Arcola and the ORL. Twitter: @SophieOliviaAli

Publicity photo credit: www.justindavid.co.uk

Wilton's picture credit: Dr J


Trailer:       https://youtu.be/d2_nBSqKeJk 

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