The Lady’s not for Walking like an Egyptian

The Lady’s not for Walking like an Egyptian – commissioned by Ovalhouse and presented by innovative theatre makers Mars.tarrab – comes to The Studio at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre from Thursday 9 April to Saturday 11 April.


Written and performed by Rachel Mars and nat tarrab, this joyful romp of a show crosses the words of Margaret Thatcher’s speeches with all the words of every top ten hit by a female artist from the 1980s – and look at them through the filter of American Tan tights!

The show explodes, expands and explores political texts and pop lyrics to ask questions about power and influence, the female voice and the creation of memory and seeing your Dad in tears on election night 1979.

Audiences are invited to join a quest to understand pop culture, politics, the power of love and discover what the 80s ever did for us.

Mars.tarrab was set up in 2007. The company creates new pieces of experimental theatre, live art and installations that are joyful, sharp, sad and witty. Previous shows include TOMBOY BLUES – THE THEORY OF DISAPPOINTMENT and 27 WAYS I WILL NEVER FUCK MY MOTHER.

Rachel Mars says: “We are concerned with the funny, sad, revealing moments of life; both the moments that change the course of your life as you know it, and the ones that whip past almost without your noticing. 

”Our shows often include singing, dancing, dressing up, faux science and sometimes just talking. They are uncompromising, intelligent in construction and intricately layered.”

Marrs.tarab presents
Written and performed by Rachel Mars and nat tarrab
The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Thursday 9 April to Saturday 11 April
Performance Times: Thursday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Ticket Prices: £12 / £10 concessions
Box Office: 0161 833 9833.



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