England. 2023. A town in the middle of nowhere. One woman’s life is about to change forever.
Snakehead is a passionate and abrasive gig-theatre re-examination of the story of Medusa, one of mythology’s most misunderstood women.
Throughout history, Medusa has been given a rough ride. She is presented as either grotesque monster or seductive temptress, what men fear or what turns them on. Now she’s here to tell you what actually happened, sing some songs and set the record straight.
Snakehead features an exhilarating new soundtrack by composer Max Welton, which blends dark post-punk, explosive electronica, and vibrant contemporary pop to create an unforgettable immersive experience. From writer Samuel Rees, this energetic, heartfelt production examines issues around consent and accountability, class and the male gaze, and asks how exactly we decide who the monster really is.
Punk-Gala performance, Thursday 15th June: all tickets include a programme, and access to the post-show discussion ‘The Politics of Adaptation’ with writer Samuel Rees and theatre-maker Gabriele Uboldi.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.
Content warnings: sexual exploitation, extended periods of loud noise & flashing lights