Cyst-er Act

Theatre (absurdist, music)

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  • Summerhall - Demonstration Room
  • 12:05
  • Aug 25
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Catherine Hoffmann
  • Warnings and additional info: Nudity, Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
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Description

Cyst-er Act by Catherine Hoffmann. A messy live art musical probing into the bloody realms of the womb. What's it like to have your fallopian tube hacked off or to birth a 10lb cyst baby? This new work is about the personal experience of having an ovary removed and the discoveries of others' womb difficulties. It uncovers lost knowledge about women's bodies and how these hidden things occur through punk, death metal and some gospel thrown in. Catherine is joined by her two poly-cysters. Expect slime, songs and speculums. Supported by Arts Council England, Metal and Ovalhouse.

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  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, go behind the Royal Dick Pub, past Barney's Beer and Pickering's Gin; in the back courtyard on your right hand side is the Demonstration Room.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

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sandra leeming 116 days ago

A difficult subject approached with honesty and humour and MUSIC. Trama-trama-tramadol. Serious and fabulous!

Ana Cristina Morais 116 days ago

Brilliant and funny and harrowing and punk.
What more could you want from a fringe show?
Get thee down to Summerhall to connect with your own Cyst-ers :o)


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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

Cyst-er Act, which is serendipitously held in Summerhall’s Dissection Room, tells the journey of Catherine Hoffman‘s journey of having ovarian cysts. Using help from her ‘poly-cysters’ played by Sarah Jane Grimshaw and Sherrone C, Hoffman uses music, dance, props and the performers’ own bodies to tell her experience. Expertly matching...

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Total Theatre 108 days ago

A Pagan ode of sorts (in part to a cyst, in part to a fallopian tube), Cyst-er Act is a’messy live art musical probing into the bloody realms of the womb’. Written and conceived by Catherine Hoffmann in response to her experience of having an ovary removed, she and her...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 113 days ago

"I'm going to chat about the journey I had with my ovaries." ...

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

The songs work really well ranging from rap to gospel and delivered with harmony and humour and capable of coping with the rather odd acoustics of Summerhall's Demonstration Room.

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Exeunt 119 days ago

Although it left me with quite a pronounced sense of bafflement, I’ve found it hard to articulate just why the components of Cyst-er Act don’t click into place. Hoffmann is an open performer. She’s here to strip back the medical jargon surrounding perimenopause, polycystic fibrosis, ablations: words and terms which...

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