Ms Noir’s Seven Deadly Sins, a one-woman show combining spoken word poetry, storytelling and burlesque. Written over the space of three years, the piece draws on a variety of moralistic tales and styles, such as fableau, the crossroads deal, Agatha Christie and The Odyssey’s ‘Lotus Eaters’. Using these as a foundation to bring together the tradition of burlesque poetry and burlesque performance. The tease? Oh, the tease is in the telling.
The first sin ever performed was at the Carnival of Colours Cabaret in 2013, when Ms Noir was only but a foundling idea, then performed in completion for Monday Night Cure – Gay Cure for Foyle Pride Festival 2016, then at The Anchor Ensemble 2019 and Open House Festival in Bangor 2019.
The show was further developed and livestreamed with the support of a new character ‘The Caretaker’ as part of #DerryHalloween online festivities. Supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council Arts and Cultural Practitioners Award 2020-21.