Visual theatre and poetry, spun together with a Tom Waits inspired soundtrack and a smattering of weird science

Bold, witty and surreal, burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original beat poetry with the tormented lullabies of Tom Waits; punctuated with scientific accounts of perhaps the biggest error or judgement in medical history – the transorbital lobotomy.

Dreamlike, passionate, and sometimes ridiculous; a dance through the woozy mythology, skewed narrative and embellished truths in the melancholic, irreverent world of Waits.

Exploring the macabre history and differing attitudes towards mental illness, and with a unique blend of form and style – expect gruff puppetry, beatnik burlesque, spoken word, and a toy shop orchestra of musical reprobates.

Proudly supported by The Arts Council of England.

Friday 14th July


The Back Room of The Star