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Red Ladies performance comes to Margate as part of the town's Summer of Colour

21 July 2014
by Jo Roberts

A theatrical performance by a glamorous group calling themselves Red Ladies will catch a seaside town by surprise.

The Red Ladies will bring impromptu, silent public performances exploring the ways in which human beings and other animals behave when in groups.

The theatre group Clod Ensemble is behind the Red Ladies, who are coming to Margate as part of a collaboration between the theatre and art gallery Turner Contemporary’s Summer of Colour project. 

Their enigmatic performances will take place in both outdoor settings around the town, as well as in the Theatre Royal Margate.

The outdoor shows will take place at unannounced times and places around Margate on the dates of Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24.

Organisers say: "Red Ladies features 18 women, identically dressed in red headscarves, red stilettos, black trench coats and sunglasses.

"It is a non-narrative piece, a visual poem that invites the audience to sit back and watch their performance as if observing a shifting landscape, weather system or a rare species of wildlife."

The show at Theatre Royal Margate on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 is delivered in five movements, performed to an original score, featuring live drums and violin. It begins at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15. Call 01843 296111 or visit

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