An Tobar and Mull Theatre and Arch 468 present Our Carnal Hearts, by Rachel Mars. With music by Louise Mothersole. Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord.
This fairy comes round your house.
You, she says,
You are in luck.
Ask for anything you want. Anything in the world and I’ll give it to you.
But whatever you ask for, your neighbour gets the same thing, but double.
Great, you say.
Cut out one of my eyes.
With a raucous chorus of original music, Our Carnal Hearts is a gleeful, thrilling and murky celebration of envy, competitive spirits and all the times we f*ck each other over.
A joyous confession of everyone we’ve ever wanted to be and everything we’ve ever wanted to own. A place to whoop at our own fragility and delight against our better nature. A toast to our competitive spirits and a rumbling dance for the ugly gutter-tramping parts of our souls. A show that seeks to prove that envy makes us better. That politicians are right. That trampling on our neighbours is the quickest way to the top. That envy is glorious and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
The production features original music and also a number of singers from the local community. More details soon!
Designer Ruth Darling
Lighting designer Louise Chan
Production stage manager Heather Cooper