About Beautiful Evil Things

A fierce, funny, bloody take on some of the oldest stories known to woman. From a killer gorgon.

What if there was another take on the Trojan War, an untold breathtaking adventure you’d never heard before?

Enter Medusa. She was there.

Monstrous gorgon? Snakes for hair? A turn-to-stone glare? Perhaps. But she was there – as a bodiless head strapped to the shield of a goddess. Her forever-open-eyes saw it all: Epic combat. Mighty swords. Giant horse-sculptures filled with men. But as the war raged on, Medusa’s petrifying gaze focused on three extraordinary women who might just hold the key to her ultimate hope.

Beautiful Evil Things is a high-energy one-woman show from Ad Infinitum, combining physical storytelling with cut-throat wit. Coming hot on the heels of their multi award-winning hit Odyssey, this acerbically comic, thrilling and poignant show "brings tears to your eyes and raises your heart rate” (The Guardian).

Playbill’s 2023 Pick of the Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2023 OffFest Award Nominee.

Presented by Ad Infinitum. Co-commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres, supported by Wardrobe Ensemble.  Made possible through funding from Arts Council England

5 Stars

“Dynamic, illuminating and hugely entertaining”

The Scotsman

5 Stars

“Blistering, powerfully choreographed”

The Arts Desk

5 Stars

"We are captured heart and soul by the sheer force of energy on stage"

Theatre Weekly

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Contact list of staff members

  • George Mann and Deb Pugh

    Role
    Co-creators
  • Deb Pugh

    Role
    Deviser, Performer & Co-Composer
  • George Mann

    Role
    Director
  • Sam Halmarack

    Role
    Sound Designer & Co-Composer
  • Ali Hunter

    Role
    Lighting Designer
  • Katie Sykes

    Role
    Set and Costume Designer
  • Ed Borgnis

    Role
    Production Manager
  • Megan Vaughan-Thomas

    Role
    Associate Director
  • Kyra Pollitt

    Role
    BSL Interpreter
  • Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford and Lynn Stewart-Taylor

    Role
    BSL Consultants
  • Fergus Waldron

    Role
    Technical Stage Manager
  • Nir Paldi

    Role
    Dramaturgy
  • Camilla Adams

    Role
    Trailer & Production Photos