The Bloody Chamber
Mary Kings Close, Edinburgh Festival August 1997, and Hogmanay Festival December 1997; The London Dungeon March 1998; Lagan Weir, Belfast, November 1998
“There is a striking resemblance between the act of love and the ministrations of a torturer“
Groom, The Bloody Chamber
Grid Iron's first production initiated an artistic style that seeks the perfect marriage of site and subject. Staged in an abandoned plague vault beneath the Royal Mile, Angela Carter's erotic short story found a suitable space for an exploration of the darker reaches of female desire. A cello and piano score echoed throughout the chambers, underscoring and counterpointing the action. We divided the central character of the Bride into two characters, one meeting her fate in the present, the other conjuring her story up from her past.
Winner Herald Angel Award for Outstanding Achievement 1997