Thu 01 Jan 1970
This one-woman, one-dog show features Victoria and her Basset Hound, Major Tom.
Major Tom is the story of how an average 34-year-old became a beauty queen and how her unruly pet basset hound, Major Tom, became a championship show dog.
Major Tom and Victoria increasingly immerse themselves in the obsessive and confusing realm of personal scrutiny as they participate as genuine contestants, determined to win.
Victoria, accompanied on stage by documentary film footage and her dog, tells this true story. It explores the British fascination with celebrity, beauty and winning.
I laughed until I cried.’
????? THE TIMES
Startlingly bonkers and utterly ordinary at the same time
deceptively thoughtful fun.
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Victoria Melody is a British artist with a background in fine art. She makes one-woman theatrical shows, performance interventions and films mainly about Englands pastimes, passions and tribes. Fascinated by anthropology, she immerses herself into communities and becomes an active participant in their rituals as research for her work.
Victoria has presented her work nationally and internationally at venues including Soho Theatre, Oxford Playhouse, The Lowry, Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Summerhall (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Push Festival (Canada), Aarhus Festival (Denmark) and Brisbane Festival (Australia).
‘She is either an idiot or a genius, it is up to you to decide’
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Ignite Festival Ticket Prices: 1 show £7, 2 shows £13, 3 shows £18, 4 shows £22 and 5 shows £25.
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