Acclaimed video and performance artist, Cradeaux Alexander, presents a performance of his new work 'bluebeard', forming part of his retrospectiove exhibition Scripted Bodies.
bluebeard at Bow Arts

Image: Cradeaux Alexander


Genre: Multi-art
Venue: Bow Arts Courtyard
Started: Friday 14 September 2018
Closed: Saturday 22 September 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 16+


This performance will contain images and depictions of a sexually explicit and physically violent nature - for that reason it is recommend that under 16s should be accompanied by an adult who makes an informed decision about the appropriateness of the material.

Exhibition Scripted Bodies is open and free to attend at the following times:

Fri 14 Sept (private view) 5pm -7pm

Sat 15 Sept 12 noon - 7pm

Sun 16 Sept 12 noon - 4pm

Fri 21 Sept 12 noon - 7pm

Sat 22 Sept 12 noon - 7pm

Sun 23 Sept 12 noon - 4pm

Entry is free - more information here.


In bluebeard Alexander inhabits the eponymous character from the folktale which tells the story of a wealthy, violent man in the habit of murdering his wives, and the attempts by one wife to avoid the fate of her predecessors, popularised by the French writer Charles Perrault in 1697 and retold many times in the intervneing period.

Alexander's bluebeard portrays him as the embodiment of corruption.

The work is performed by an ensemble of performers, utilising video, live performance, visuals and original text.

Alexander's practice explores the intersection between theatre and art, an elision he employs to mediate and comment on a broad range of sociopolitical concerns, as well as postmodernist takes on subjects such as pornography and self-representation.

However, in many cases he reaches into history and literature for inspiration: bluebeard is an example of the latter.

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Bow Arts Courtyard

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Previews from:Friday 14 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 22 September 2018

Performance days & times


Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm






Featuring performances by:

Luca Pusceddu

Jodyanne Fletcher

Laura Hopwood

Cradeaux Alexander


Author: Cradeaux Alexander

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