Sheer

2012

A closeup of a burlesque performer with her yellow gloved hands up, fingers spread. She is wearing a distorted red and white patterned eye mask and crisscrossing bandages across her torso.

The Dr will see you now…. For our 15th year anniversary we blended burlesque, comedy and horror to create a thrilling and unique moment where immersion meets experience in a production that explored visual impairment, sexuality and the grotesque. Touring to Stratford Circus, The Arena Wolverhampton and Artsdepot London, this show was set in the pitch dark with tactile interaction and moments of horrific illumination.

For its 15 year anniversary, Extant, the UK’s only professional performing arts company of visually impaired people, presents Sheer.

Extant takes its company of outstanding blind artists and blends burlesque, comedy and horror, to create a thrilling and unique moment where immersion meets experience.

Three trainers attend a seminar where things are not as they seem… When the invention begins where does the horror end?  When the eyes can’t see what do the ears and skin say?  And when the cure comes, is it really the cause?

Sheer will lead you on a sensational and provocative trip through a  theatrical maze in the dark  and light, that teeters on the edge  of fantasy and revelation, unfolding sensual desires and twisted  ambitions that literally surround and bump up against you.

Warning: 16 years +. Much of this show takes place in the dark and features moments of sudden special effects.  Not for those of a nervous disposition, so come if you dare!

Tour dates 2012

March 7-10: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

March 16, 17, 8pm: Stratford Circus, London

April 3, 4, 7.30pm: artsdepot, London

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