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Beautiful Evil Things

Friday 17th May 2024 – 7.30pm

A fierce, funny, bloody take on some of the oldest stories known to woman. From a killer Gorgon.

“Dynamic, illuminating and hugely entertaining” ★★★★★  The Scotsman

What if there was another take on the Trojan War, an untold breathtaking adventure you’d never heard before?

Enter Medusa. She was there.

Monstrous gorgon? Snakes for hair? A turn-to-stone glare? Perhaps. But she was there – as a bodiless head strapped to the shield of a goddess. Her forever-open-eyes saw it all: Epic combat. Mighty swords. Giant horse-sculptures filled with men. But as the war raged on, Medusa’s petrifying gaze focused on three extraordinary women who might just hold the key to her ultimate hope.

Fri, 17 May 2024

The Old School room
Chew Magna
BS40 8SH



Beautiful Evil Things is a high-energy one-woman show from Ad Infinitum, combining physical storytelling with cut-throat wit. Coming hot on the heels of their multi award-winning hit Odyssey, this acerbically comic, thrilling and poignant show “brings tears to your eyes and raises your heart rate” ★★★★ The Guardian.

Co-commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres, supported by Wardrobe Ensemble.  Made possible through funding from Arts Council England.

Learning & Engagement project supported by funding from Theatre Orchard and Culture Weston; ‘Into the Arts’ administered by Quartet Community Foundation and The Nisbet Trust.

Number 4 in The Guardian’s ‘Best Theatre of 2022’


★★★★ The Guardian

‘Hair-raising, heart-quickening whirl of myths’


★★★★★ The Scotsman

“Dynamic, illuminating and hugely entertaining”

Content warning 

  • References to violence, sexual violence and death.
  • Contains a few subtle light flickers and some fast snap changes in lighting states but no strobe lights.

75 mins

Co-created by George Mann and Deb Pugh
Deviser, Performer & Co-Composer Deb Pugh
Director George Mann
Set and Costume Designer – Katie Sykes
Sound Designer & Co-Composer Sam Halmarack
Lighting Designer – Ali Hunter
Production Manager – Ethan Hudson
Associate Director – Megan Vaughan Thomas
BSL Interpreter Kyra Pollitt
BSL Consultants – Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford and Lynn Stewart-Taylor
Technical Stage Manager – Fergus Waldron
Dramaturgy Nir Paldi
Trailer – Camilla Adams

Photo by Idil Sukan
BSL Information video by David Ellington.