FEMME FATALE

1968, New York. Andy Warhol’s muse and his would-be assassin collide in this unconventional dark comedy about fame, failure, and feminism. “Writing that sears and burns” (The Guardian) meets live music and super-8 film in a cabaret set up for an evening of intimate entertainment.

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.

“With its strong feminist theme, Femme Fatale – directed by Nathan Evans – is of the moment. Both Wiseman and Olivia are quite brilliant” Jeff Prestridge. Close-Up Culture 

“Wiseman has always championed outsider women and untold women’s stories, which now entirely chimes with our age.” – Sue Parrish, AD of Sphinx Theatre Company

Events
19 Oct | Post Show Q&A – free for same-night ticket holders

8 - 27 Oct

7:30pm (Tue-Sat), 4:00pm (Sun)

£16, £13 concessions, £10 previews

#femmefatale

FEMME FATALE

1968, New York. Andy Warhol’s muse and his would-be assassin collide in this unconventional dark comedy about fame, failure, and feminism. “Writing that sears and burns” (The Guardian) meets live music and super-8 film in a cabaret set up for an evening of intimate entertainment.

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.

“With its strong feminist theme, Femme Fatale – directed by Nathan Evans – is of the moment. Both Wiseman and Olivia are quite brilliant” Jeff Prestridge. Close-Up Culture 

“Wiseman has always championed outsider women and untold women’s stories, which now entirely chimes with our age.” – Sue Parrish, AD of Sphinx Theatre Company

Events
19 Oct | Post Show Q&A – free for same-night ticket holders

8 - 27 Oct

7:30 pm (Tue-Sat), 4:00pm (Sun)

£16, £13 concessions, £10 previews

#femmefatale

★★★★

“Forceful and fiery.”

The Reviews Hub

★★★★

“Both actresses brought their characters to life and made us feel we knew these women.”

London Living Large

★★★★

“A call to arms for women, and nods to the times up movement.”

Upper Circle

“At its heart, Femme Fatale is a blaring call to action, a fervent reminder to keep the momentum of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements going.”

LGBTQ+ Arts Review

“A mesmerising performance by both actors and a play not to miss.”

Number 9

“Wiseman also plays Nico with a spot-on imitation of her languid, Teutonic drawl.”

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Latecomer Policy

No admittance after 8pm.

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Age Recommendation

14+

Duration

1hr30m

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