Ursula Martinez is many things: an Olivier Award winner, a cult cabaret diva, a star of stages across the world…but above-all-else she is a first-rate provocateur.
Selling out the Malthouse’s season of My Stories, Your Emails, Britain’s most acerbic performance artist is back on her dirty soapbox for Midsumma, baring her soul (and possibly more).
Free Admission sees her building a real brick wall between herself and the audience, while revealing her hopes, fears, frustrations, delights and disappointments. Urusla celebrates the contradictions and inconsistencies that make us human — all with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek.
An original cast member of circus-cabaret phenomena La Soirée, Ursula is most famous for subverting the striptease in her outrageous magic striptease act 'Hanky Panky', where she pulls a handkerchief out of just about everywhere.
"It’s a full-frontal statement and demonstration of honesty, vulnerability and power." – ★★★★ Time Out
"...funny, tongue-in-cheek, heartfelt and emotional." – ★★★★ The Guardian
Co-commissioned by SouthBankCentre and Fierce Festival.