Cleave: Sex, blood, freaks and world class puppet magic in a stunning solo theatrical production by Colleen Burke.
Daisy and Violet Hilton were conjoined twins born in 1908 in Brighton, England. They were the highest paid Vaudeville act of the 20s and 30’s. Colleen Burke was born with twin internal sex organs, and had a ‘twin’ sister who was born with cerebral palsy. Cleave is a night of intimate storytelling and puppetry that intertwines the narratives of these two sets of most unusual twins.
Cleave is a work quite unlike any other. Colleen Burke has the unique perspective and agency to discuss the chequered history of ‘freak culture’.
March 14 – 19