Femme Fatale

September-October 2019

Fireraisers presents tour of 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.

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

 

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