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14.09.2023 – 16.09.2023

Carnesky’s Street of Showwomen

Hosted at:

Cloth Fair

Cloth Fair

Presented by Carnesky Productions

Explore the heritage of British street performance through a dazzling array of extraordinary acts.

Carnesky’s Street of Showwomen brings you street performance inspired by the historic Bartholomew Fair through the portal of London's diverse, contemporary cabaret and circus artists of today. Reimagining and reframing street performance including acrobats, clowns, fairground games and fortune telling, Carnesky's Street of Showwomen fuses traditional performance skills with 2023 perspectives performed by a cast of amazing women and non-binary people.

Experience awe-inspiring street shows from drag king Ella The Great on a unicycle, queer esoteric tarot reading from Oozing Gloop (the self-proclaimed world’s first green autistic drag queen), to live vintage style cabaret music from European style Jazz duet Cat and Wolf.


14 - 15 September: 4pm - 8pm
16 September: 1pm - 8pm*

Location: Cloth Fair

Duration: Always on

(*You can also enjoy Carnesky’s Showwomen Sideshow Spectacular, a 55-minute performance taking place every hour from 1pm to 7pm on 16 September, in Grand Avenue, Smithfield Market)

What to expect: Circus / Performance / Theatre / Live music / Audience interactive / Walkabout / Family friendly

Photo credit: Marisa Noline

About Carnesky Productions

Founded by Creative Director, Marisa Carnesky in 2004, Carnesky Productions is a performance and theatre company responsible for original large and small scale interactive performance works (including Carnesky’s Ghost Train 2004-2014, Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman 2015 Ongoing and alternative stage school Carnesky’s Finishing School). Carnesky Productions is interested in the use of spectacle; fairground rides, magic illusions and grand ritual as a means of creating highly accessible provocative work, rooted in popular culture that promotes cultural and political discourses.

‘Formidable, feminist, satirical, and spectacular, this is a show which appreciates the corporeal and spiritual in tandem.’ ★★★★★ - Broadway Baby

‘A perfect cast of master performers’ ★★★★★ - To Do List LondonDuration

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