Tarot – a queer celebration of circus and a gothic good time
Straight from the Edinburgh Fringe, contemporary circus collective The Feathers of Daedalus present their show Tarot.
Delivering a fresh take on immersive theatre, this is a night of entertainment guided by fate – the visual imagery and
characters of the tarot cards are brought to life through acrobatic and musical improvisation.
Audience members are invited onstage for Tarot readings – the results of which guide the evening’s events. From the turn of the first card, no two shows are ever the same.
Compering the show is Ruby Wednesday as ringmaster. Ruby will be joined by hand-balancer Imogen Huzel, acrobatic double-act Josh Frazer and Tessa Blackman, and aerialist Lauren Jamieson.
Providing the soundtrack the night is the band Yoshi – a soul-funk quartet.
“While receiving my first ever Tarot card reading in New Orleans one year ago, I couldn’t help but see the illustrations leap out of the cards, their theatricality and possibility for circus interpretation evident…” explains Joanna Vymeris – director of the show. “There is a theatricality that is inherent to the Tarot. It captures every aspect of life and humanity and does so in extremes. We are taking our show to another level this time with the addition of Ruby, not only using the
Major Arcana as we did previously, but using the entire deck of 78 cards, challenging the cast and their abilities for improvisation and collaboration yet further.”
Main image credit: Sofi Lee-Henson