The Bloody Chamber

Edinburgh Festival August 1997, Hogmanay Festival,December 1997;March 1998; November 1998

Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh; London Dungeon; Lagan Weir, Belfast

The Bloody Chamber

Groom, The Bloody Chamber

" There is a striking resemblance between the act of love and the ministrations of a torturer ."

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