We’re not sure when a Firefly production last caused so much debate between its young, older and even older audience members. Bloody Girls was developed as an exploration of girlhood – and its quasi Girl/Wolf delivery was robustly physical, keenly emotive, complex and affecting.
With devised text, music, song and movement woven expertly against work by Kate Tempest, Jim Crumley and Clarissa Pinkola Estes, this talented young cast created an escalating wave of sweet, funny, brutal, tender and savage moments. The role of the audience careered between that of fond parent, wildlife observer and unexpected witness to violent crime.
‘It was not just bold and thought provoking but fearless and unapologetic in its directness. The girls showed immense talent and their commitment to character was flawless throughout, morphing seamlessly from wolf to girl and back without losing the flow at any point. ‘
Heartfelt congratulations, therefore, to the hugely talented cast who, with Directors Kirsty Byers and Eleanor Morrison, created such a brave, intelligent and driven interpretation of the bloody mess of life.
‘Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin.’ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Special thanks also to the artistry of costume designer Jess Brettle and lighting designer Laura Hawkins, choreographer Isobel Ross, production assistant Amy Wilson, and to Sinclair MacKenzie for production photographs
You can see Bloody Girls at the NTS Exchange Festival at the Macrobert Theatre, Stirling on Tuesday 5th July at 7.30pm. For tickets call 01786 466666
To view production photos by Sinclair MacKenzie click here.
To view the Bloody Girls programme click here.