In Edinburgh as part of Soho Theatre’s 17 show Fringe 2016 season, Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat became arguably the most talked about unconventional and fearlessly irreverent sell-out theatre hit of the festival, securing its place in several Top 10 show lists for the year.
Now, this spring, the Total Theatre nominated Post-Popular prodigy Lucy McCormick, and her Girl Squad, make the hotly anticipated London premiere of the critically acclaimed “trash-step-dub-punk-nu-wave-post-popular-non-binary-socially engaged-experiential-theatre-cabaret-comedy hybrid” retelling of the greatest story of all time. It runs at London’s Soho Theatre from 28 March to 22 April 2017, with a press night on 31 March.
With absurdism and enthusiasm, McCormick and her Girl Squad attempt to re-connect to their moral conscience. Re-enacting the New Testament via a nu-wave holy trinity of dance, power ballads and performance art, Lucy puts her best foot forward in the face of existential deadlock, inspired by (as well as an ode and a challenge to) Lucy’s East End clubbing community of performance artists, drag queens and political activists.
The frenzied rite of passage pulls apart and marries Lucy’s diverse interests in feminism, post-feminism, comedy, success, ineptitude and Queer identity.
Commenting on Triple Threat, Lucy McCormick said:
“While the idea of ‘biblical re-enactment’ isn’t an unpicking of religion per se, it is definitely linked to a philosophical idea of a utopia and how we can’t access that idea anymore. Casting myself as Jesus is about questioning and challenging my own ‘morality’ and what that means in this modern world where pop culture has become the modern age religion.”
Loud, fierce and volatile, but always enthusiastic; the messy, manic concoction of theatre, cabaret, dance, stand up gig and pop concert is Lucy’s first solo show (she is co-founder of experimental performance company GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN).
Directed by Ursula Martinez (Free Admission, My Stories Your Emails and La Soiree), Triple Threat was co-commissioned by hAb + Contact for Works Ahead. Supported by Soho Theatre, Cambridge Junction, BAC and Marlborourgh Theatre Brighton. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Triple Threat is also showing in national and international festivals from February: Inbetween Time Festival National Showcase, Arnolfini, Bristol, 11 February, 7.30pm; Take Me Somewhere Festival, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, 11 March, 7pm; and Culturegest, Lisbon, 16-18 March, 9.30pm.