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CHEWY SHE’s Moth Popera at Deaf Institute

23 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


CHEWY SHE’S MOTH POPERA takes us on a surreal musical journey through mustard, fornication, and the darkness within, to emerge from the chrysalis shimmering and transformed.


With the reckless spirit of punk combined with a disco groove, this piece of avant-garde musical theatre is an existential fairytale about human insects on a spiritual quest. A feminist search for mind-blowing sex without emotional ties, questioning the social norms around relationships, embracing the surreal, while acknowledging the fundamental human need for love. A show for all the sex-positive men and womxn of today who follow their own desires, f*ck the patriarchy, and look for their own ecstasy.


It’s a winding journey that is made with good companions of humor, poignancy, impeccable timing, and some incredible costumes.


The critically-acclaimed band is on stage throughout, and the barriers between audience and performer are broken down by the expert manipulations of the Queen Moth herself, ably assisted by her rampant, inhibition-free dancers, and the philosophical questionings from the Formless Form – a voice from beyond. Together these elements of supreme musicianship, physical theatre, deliberately awkward comedy, and innovative visuals give rise to a show which will titillate even the most impenetrable soul – to laugh, to dance, to question, to share, and perhaps even be a little aroused.

Chewy She has featured on BBC Radio, performed on stage with Mathieu Boogaerts, and recently supported space-psych band Henge on their UK tour. The Moth Popera was funded by Arts Council England’s National Lottery Grants.


23 May
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Deaf institute
135 Grosvenor St
manchester, M1 7HE manchester
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