Birds of Paradise Theatre presents Crazy Jane by Nicola McCartney
Directed by Garry Robson
"She dances. She dances alone. Always alone. Always twisting away just out of reach – ever beyond your touch, beyond your embrace, beyond your gaze even"
Jane Avril, star of the Moulin Rouge and immortalised in Toulouse Lautrec's iconic posters, cordially invites you to that living museum of pathology, that Versailles of pain, The Salpêtrière Asylum. Join her, Professor Charcot and his junior staff Drs Freud, Tourette, Jung and Alzheimer in the waltz of modern psychiatry popularly known as The Fools Dance.
The whole range of the human zoo will be present as Jane recounts her extraordinary journey from the brothel to the asylum wards to, that palace of women, the Moulin Rouge. With an original score by Scottish hip hop artists Hector Bizerk, Crazy Jane is a spectacular dance theatre event.
Crazy Jane will have embedded BSL and audio description in the style of the production.