Magic War by Marisa Carnesky
Magic War invited audiences into the session of a secret society. You were invited to the bizarre ritual, but could they trust their own eyes? All is clearly not as it seems. The creation of Marisa Carnesky, this was a strange and fantastical world of nightmarish tricks, where the burlesquing of violent battles initiate you into a dark and deceptive new world order.
Would you dare put your hand in a guillotine? Could you watch your lover get chopped in half? Bringing to life a golden age of magic within today’s culture of violence. With thrilling visual illusions and dark humour, Magic War questioned our survival strategies and beliefs.
Enter Olivier award-winner Marisa Carnesky’s strange and spectacular world of nightmarish tricks, where the burlesquing of violent battles initiates you into a dark and deceptive new world order...
'Carnesky’s style is lush, decadent and fun.'
Thrillingly twisted and devilishly theatrical, Magic War will leave you doubting the confines of reality, and questioning your most fervent beliefs.
'Burlesque and aerialists, fairground sideshows and spectacular illusions… totally distinctive.'
The Observer on Carnesky’s Ghost Train