Never meet your heroes, they say.

Tonight, Ella might stay home in her pyjamas. Or she might go out, drink free fizz and fall down the rabbit hole – into the tantalising warren of a world she’s always longed for. Ella just needs a chance, a shot, a platform and maybe tonight is the night. A party, a chance meeting, doors, choices. Ella was bored… and then suddenly she wasn’t.

But at the centre of it all is him.
You know the type.
You remember his name.
And somewhere, quietly, a red-lit chamber is filled.

Camisado Club take aim at patriarchy and power structures in a colourful, glitter-splattered cocktail of high art and low morals. Re-framed and reclaimed, this is Bluebeard.


A Camisado Club show

Devised and performed by the company

Adapted by Jack Cooper and Samantha O’Rourke.

Written by Samantha O’Rourke

Directed by Jack Cooper

Designed by Natalie Johnson

Photography by Sophie Teasdale

Image Design by Aimee Liversidge

Special thanks to Becci Sharrock, Pippa Anderson, Rosa Stourac McCreery, and Kate O’Connor.

Created in association with Northern Stage, with support from MGCFutures, Unity Theatre Trust and Arts Council England.

Shortlisted for The Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve Award 2018