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Welcome to The Monocle, where nothing is impossible!

This highly virtuosic contemporary dance performance featuring the voluptuous jazz chanteuse Imogen Banks presents the untold story of Le Monocle, a secretly notorious lesbian cabaret in 1930s Paris. Inside The Monocle the air is thick, warm and wavy with secrets and sensuality. Women laugh loudly, drink the night away and abandon themselves into smooth and passionate dances. Just for one night, be our guest at The Monocle and experience the joy of what it feels like to be in a truly safe space.

There are a limited of 8 VIP seats available for this show where you can truly immersive yourself into this vibrant and exciting show. Please get in touch with us at performancevenues@sheffield.ac.uk if you would like to reserve one of these seats.

“Mathieu offers us a gift here: the opportunity to see what it looks like to be free in a safe space” Helen Redfern – NARC Magazine


“The piece is a fascinating interpretation of a historical moment in Europe helping to make subcultures visible” Tamzin Mackie – Culture North East

The performance contains scenes of a sensual nature, adult themes, partial nudity and reference to chest binding.

Age recommendation: 13+ – under 16 accompanied by an adult.


Creative Team

Choreographer: Mathieu Geffré

Associate Director: Andrew Gardiner

Performers: Alyssa Lisle, Imogen Banks, Natassa Argyropoulou, Zara Phillips

Composer: James Keane

Set and Costumes: Helen Hebert and Nate Gibson

Light Designer: Josh Harriette

Production Manager: Rachel Shipp

Creative Producer: Rachel Jean Birch

Audio Description is available for this performance – please bring your own device.

Dates: Saturday 15 June, 2024
Venue: Drama Studio
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: £13 full price, £8 Concessions and University Staff, £6 Students and under 30s
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