Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman (4 stars)

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Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman

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Carnesky Productions Ltd

From a secret institute Dr Carnesky invites you to a marvellously menstrual lecture featuring spectacular witchy magic illusions. A revelationary romp into the ritual power of the last unmentionable taboo. Featuring amazing stars of UK's alt-cabaret scene! Drawing on the hidden power of a forgotten matriarchal past, this show scrutinises issues around fertility, body shame, ancient taboo and women's activism, reinventing menstrual rituals for a new era. Its time to reverse the curse! The revolution will be menstrual! Featuring Marisa Carnesky, Fancy Chance, Rhyannon Styles, MisSa Blue, H Plewis and Nao Nagai.

Nudity, blood

Age category: 14+

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Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman

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