Fetish Theatre, Thursday 25th January
A live stage show, starring the fabulous Beatrix Carlotta
Come along to experience this dramatically voyeuristic stage production, exploring the innate theatricality of fetishism, role-play, relationships and kink identity. For the show’s tenth chapter, “A is For Apple, B is for Bad”, a schoolteacher lives out her double identity alongside the secretive kink community and finds unlikely warmth and love in Wintertime.
Also featuring Zac Zenza, Daniella Fanetti and Lolo Brow in this chapter
Written and directed by Beatrix Carlotta
Lighting Design / Special Effects by Nicolai Kornum
Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm
No dresscode, but kink and creativity warmly welcome.
Soundtracks + artwork available at the bar.
Venue: Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street. Bethnal Green, E2 9RF. Nearest tube: Bethnal Green. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ibjzbjNJsFK2
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Scroll down below the pictures for an interview with Beatrix Carlotta.
Interview with Beatrix Carlotta…
Fetish Theatre began in the earlier years of my own voyeurism and exploration here in London. My journey with fetish in this town began in a very private nightclub where I’d started out looking for work pole dancing. I ended up as the bartender, event organiser and performance devisor for this bizarre, brilliant and at times quite scary subcultural niche – part of a much bigger scene I’d come to learn about in time.
One of my strongest connections to kink has always been the realities alongside the fantasies; the psychology, the relationships, the complexities, the husband and wife, the pleasures and pains, marital strains, the stigmas and the deeply personal varied identities it all brings with it.
My years of playing with, admiring and at times consoling the complicated love stories, kinks and connections across a bar, fetishist-to-fetishist, put me in a unique position. Alongside my own personal exploration of my sexuality and my studies in performance design, I began this craft of writing about and with the theatricalities of fetishism, whilst presenting it to kinksters and characters themselves in spaces, which are often their ‘stages’. I lovingly referred to this as ‘Performing for Performatives’.
Earlier drafts and scripts for the show were simply domestic role-play between couples, with scenes set around games created by daily cohabitating, tasks and situations with a surreal focus on soundscapes made of recurring household noises and emotional, lyrical narration through music.
Over the past year, nine separate Fetish Theatre plays have been produced, which blossomed into a real rhythm of keeping with it’s original artistic motifs and ideas whilst still exploring even more subject matter and including a varied and beautiful cast of creative fellow fetishists who share my passion for these subjects.
In my ten years in London, I have also spent a huge chunk of my writing creating FemDom material specifically, growing my love and connection to lifestyle fetishism even further, working in communities such as Club Pedestal. This environment provided the audience to appreciate my feminist twists on female domination stories, often visiting women’s roles at different points in history and providing a fun and kinky alternative view.
Fetish Theatre as an ongoing production has allowed me to finally grow all of these stories and ideas into more developed physical theatre narratives, where these characters can demonstrate fuller plot lines, which include the challenges of their conflicts, choices, stigmas, and often-difficult issues for women in kink.
With the writing being outlined and professionally produced in its delivery and the play scenes being real and cast around the genuine interests of the theatre company members, this show not only provides an interesting, erotic and entertaining look into the complexities of lifestyle fetishism, but also a truly unique twist on what you see as ‘real’ in fetish performance, and certainly a twist on going out to the theatre in London.