Femme Fatale

Tour 21 Sep - 3 Oct | London 8 - 27 Oct

1968, New York. Andy Warhol’s muse and his would-be assassin collide in this unconventional & darkly comic drama about fame, failure and feminism.
 
Original writing meets live music and film in a cabaret set up for an evening of uncompromising entertainment.
 
“Writing that sears and burns” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)
 
Nico, The Velvet Underground’s glamorous front woman, is waiting to shoot Any Warhol’s latest movie, when her room is invaded by Valerie Solanas, writer of the radical feminist SCUM Manifesto. Despite their contrasting personalities, they have one thing in common: they give precisely zero fucks.
 
Valerie wants the celebrity’s help to spread her message of female revolution - but Nico craves only drugs, to insulate her from her stalled career and traumatic past. A darkly comic battle begins. Can these two iron-willed opponents become allies and change their futures?
 
As humourous as they are uncompromising, the pair’s views on men, music, fame and feminism are outrageous and deadpan.
 
The time seems ripe for this reimagining of two female pop culture icons at the epicenter of 60s cool, battling for control of their own destinies. With women’s ownership of their stories and bodies still firmly on the news agenda, Femme Fatale draws parallels between 1960s feminism and today.
 
 

TOUR DATES:

21-22 Sept
KINO-TEATR, St Leonards
Sat 21 7.30pm & Sun 22 2pm | £16 (£14 conc.)
 
27-28 Sept
LEAF HALL, Eastbourne
7.30pm | £12 (£8 conc.)
 
29 Sept
DEPOT, Lewes
2pm + post show debate | £12 (£10 conc.)
 
2-3 Oct
Latest Music Bar, Brighton
7.30pm | £12
 
8 – 27 Oct
Omnibus Theatre, London
7.30pm | £16 (£13 conc.)
 
Femme Fatale was presented in scratch form at Latitude Festival 2018 and Wilton's Music Hall, and was developed in association with [email protected]
 
Running Time: 80 minutes | Suitable for ages 14+