Marsha: A Girl Who Does Bad Things


Marsha is locked away. She waits and waits, and then it happens…

A humorous, honest and startling account of the world through fresh eyes, Marsha is the story of a young girl discovering the truth about beauty. Playful and unsettling, it explores our notions of innocence, prejudice and the blurred lines between reality and fantasy.

LIVEARTSHOW creates new theatre with music. Their first productions, Manga Sister and Rhinegold, were at the centre of the Peter Brook Empty Space Award-winning season at the Yard Theatre. The Future For Beginners (a co-production with the Wales Millennium Centre) toured Wales last autumn, and played at Summerhall (Edinburgh Festival), where it was winner of the MTN Award 2014 for Best New Musical.

“It’s a fair walk down to Mr MadDonald’s farm but it’s worth it. He has all sorts of animals….”

BSL Performance

Friday 14 August

Touch tour + Audio Described Performance

Saturday 15 August, from 6.30pmfirst 5 tickets free (Download introduction)

Pre-show workshop: Designing sound for theatre and live performance

Thursday 13 August, 6.30pm-7.15pm
Ever wondered what goes on in those little boxes at the back of our theatres? This workshop will explore the behind the screens of the various technological programmes used in live performance, and examine how the sound department works in conjunction with others. This will also provide insight into a working sound day, from rehearsal room to stage.

Pre-show workshop: Directing opera

Friday 14 August, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Join a free workshop on directing new opera from Liveartshow Director, Martin Constantine.

Post-show discussion: What is beauty?

Friday 14 August
Why is the media obsessed with beauty? We explore the pressures on young women specifically and what theatre might do to present other versions of beautiful.

LIVEARTSHOW are Martin Constantine, Alan Harris and Harry Blake.
Designer Will Holt
Producer Rachel Twigg

★★★★★ “You won’t see anything quite like this – a strange but seductive pleasure.” — British Theatre Guide

★★★★ “Batshit-mental. Inventive, impressive, striking. An eccentric gem.” — Time Out Critic’s Choice

“Uncompromising eccentricities. An astonishing and oddly moving success.” — The Guardian

Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 8pm
£15 / £12 concessions

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport

Running time: 60 minutes approximately (no interval)
Recommended for ages 12+
In Studio 2, seating is unallocated.