Manifesting Mrs Marx

Theatre (absurdist, physical theatre)

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'Thrilling' **** (Herald-Tribune). 'Brilliant!' (Sarasota 98.9FM). Dark comedy on psychosis with Karl Marx's wife. Journey into the soul of a woman betrayed by her famed philosopher-husband, Karl Marx. A biographical non-biography. Clowning, psychosis and history reviewed from multi award-winning artist Clara Francesca. Witness the character's birth and destruction, endured through the psychosis of her trauma. A homage to those trapped inside their bodies, the delusion of what society tells them their limitations are, inside the body of a man, inside the body of who Jenny once was. No longer will Jenny be trapped in our history books.

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Mary Myers 152 days ago

Clara Francesca is an extremely talented, engaging, and charismatic actor. That she is taking her talents and empathy and using them to explore the life of a woman who is so often overlooked by history is truly astonishing. We should all know more about Jenny Marx, and we should all take every opportunity to watch this magnificent performer.

Angela Pirko 153 days ago

A fascinating insight into a woman often neglected by history. Part clown piece, part drama, part comedy. Really cool!

Kieran Boon 155 days ago

Manifesting Mrs Marx is truly fantastic. A well thought out fusion of different types of theatre that is wildly out there and one of the best things I’ve seen. Clara Francesca’s performance is brilliant and holds you gripped throughout. A wonderful piece of theatre.

Ashley Shiers 156 days ago

Phenomenal piece of theatre. Clara's performance has you gripped throughout with a perfectly jarring blend of clowning, monologuing & audience interaction. This show toys with your emotions whilst addressing several poignant topics. Loved it!

Berri George 156 days ago

Fabulously engaging performance was both haunting and astute. Fascinating stuff!!

Eddie Mullarkey 157 days ago

It was an excellent performance, great show, highly reccomend it. Good humour in it and I love the ending analysis about the facade of creating a character. Clara is one to watch as well.

Mollie Bruce 159 days ago

I was completely blown away by this piece that I just had to return and watch it a second time. Clara’s acting was phenomenal and the piece itself was so poignant and beautiful, absolutely breathtaking piece of theatre that I urge everyone to go and see!

Janet Ballantyne 159 days ago

Excellent!! Good pull on my emotional strings. Really felt what Ms. Marx was feeling. Thank you for a great performance.

Broderick Ballantyne 160 days ago

Manifesting brilliance! Clara's a powerful actor who takes you on a fractured journey into the mind of a woman over looked by history. She makes you feel like your mind is on fire and grieving for the heroines tragedy.

Alex Webster 160 days ago

Wow! Manifesting Mrs. Marx was a beautiful exploration of female, history, and social expectations. I was really drawn into the style and format of the show. Clara's work was wonderfully articulate and elegant. Her awareness as an actor, author, and character was beautiful.

Graham Carpenter 160 days ago

This is an incredible piece of theatre, it’s been a few days since I saw it and I still keep thinking about it and discussing it with the people I saw it with. Breathtaking, all consuming and completely immersive theatre. I was carried along by Clara’s mesmerising performance and on the way experienced every emotion. “Loved it” is not strong enough.

Rebecca Threapleton 160 days ago

Wow! This piece of theatre is truly stunning. I
thoroughly recommend you book your tickets to enjoy a performance which is thrilling, witty, thought-provoking and emotive. The mixture of performance styles keeps you on your toes and the relationship created between actor and audience is invigorating. Clara Francesca's commitment to the role is faultless as she switches seamlessly between styles, characters and versions of Mrs Marx. I was gripped from beginning to end. A must see!

Kevin Fox 160 days ago

Yes!! Magnetizing and wonderful. A fascinating journey was Manifesting Mrs Marx, by and starring Clara Francesca
A solo theatre piece that practically cracks out its own genre. Want to see it again!

Joe Janes 162 days ago

A very talented performer that deconstructs the layers of Mrs. Marx's life in inventive and heartbreaking ways. See this show!

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 152 days ago

Manifesting Mrs Marx is a visually startling, angry response to the historical depiction of Jenny Marx.We know that Jenny made readable copies of her husband Karl’s writing, often engaging with him critically about his work and having her own strong views about the world in which they lived. She had...

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In 2004, Fountain (a plain white urinal) was described in the British press as “the most influential modern work of art ever”. It has always been attributed to French surrealist Marcel Duchamp and its appearance as an exhibit is commonly credited with creating one of those moments in the world...

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