Cake with Marie Antoinette

delpha make upEver up for a challenge, when asked to be the MC for International Women’s Day Charity cabaret at the Acorn Theatre, Penzance in March 2013, I said ‘Yes’ and started developing a new ‘alter-ego’ character based around Marie Antoinette.

I am always fascinated by ways in which history defines and confines women and a bit of historical and contextual research will reveal how she has been re-vised, re-written and demonised. It was a bit of fun yet I think of it as a challenge attempted (I have never done theatrical stand-up comedy) and it follows my interest in re-writing women and re-considering art and gender in contemporary culture.

Here are a few snippets from the show: