Real Living Tarot. Risqué Performance. Roller Skates. Rock Opera.
Dare you enter Carnesky's Tarot Drome?
From the creators of Carnesky's Ghost Train comes an all new mind-blowing theatrical experience set in The Old Vic Tunnels.
The Tarot works. No one really knows why. The cards you pick at random act as a
reflection of your innermost hopes and fears, reveal old wounds, historical personalities and speak of unknown futures.
What if you could meet the cards in the flesh? Would you dare peek behind the veil of the High Priestess? Frolic with the Fool or come toe to toe with the Devil? Have you ever wanted to dissolve the barrier between the conscious and the unconscious and see what lies on the other side?
This is a dreamlike journey taking you through giant penny arcades where slot machines and laughing policemen have been replaced by life-size Tarot characterisations. An esoteric end-of-pier tarot reading brought to life in a surreal, disorientating spectacle. You choose your ‘cards’, engage with their rituals, marvel at their mystifying beauty, root for them on as they wrestle and roller-skate in this extraordinary montage of live art, music, symbolism and performance.
This new large-scale show sees Olivier Award winning performance artist Marisa Carnesky leading an extraordinary cast of ten cross-disciplined performers. Featuring a live music set from poetic art rockers Rasp Thorne and The Briars, and a cast including bizarre sculptural contortionist Nina Felia, Indonesian Burlesque Goddess Sumi Sumatra, London Roller Girl body art queen Traumata, Lucha Britannia Wrestling Star Phil ‘The Playboy’ Bedwell, queer mime superstar Rhyannon Styles, surrealist live art choreographer ‘H’, Chi Chi Revolver Hoola Hoop championess, Rowan Fae punk aerialist and the ephemeral dance of Vicky Butterfly.