Mary Pearson | Failure (& Other Opportunities for Non-Linear Success)


19/02/2013 by camdenpt


Date: Sat 2 March, 2013

Time: 7.30pm

Ticket Price: £10(regular)/£8(concessions)


Mary Pearson is wrestling with FAILURE

Left standing at the disco. Caught naked on the red carpet. Gathering dust after the big sale. Expired. Bagged. Tagged. And recalled.


Fashion victim, aspiring pop diva, and chronic underachiever is consumed by delusional fantasies of commercial success.


Watch with amusement, outrage, empathy, embarrassment and relief as pedestal becomes soapbox and FAILURE turns into freedom.


A new solo performance bringing together visual absurdity with contemporary dance, comedy and social commentary.


Written, directed and performed by Mary Pearson


in collaboration with:



(co-writer/director) – writer/performer of Ed Fringe 2011 hit ‘Opposition’. Currently touring ‘The Disappearance of Sadie Jones’.


JULES BECKMAN(outside eye/movement)

Libertivore/Circo Zero, musician/post modern dancer/new circus artist based in France


MAMORU IRIGUCHI (co-design) 

Evening Standard Theatre Award 2009 for Best Design


JAMIE WOOD (co-direction

The Frequency D’ici,/Petra’s Pulse, Fringe First for Paperweight, 4 nominations on separate productions for Total Theatre Award Best Devised Show


Developed in residency at Earthdance (USA), first version shown at the Bluecoat (Liverpool, UK) and Ponderosa Dance Festival (Germany) in Summer 2012.


Premiering at CPT/SPRINT 2013.


Mary Pearson’s warmth and incredible sense of comic timing was breathtaking”  (Total Theatre)


One thought on “Mary Pearson | Failure (& Other Opportunities for Non-Linear Success)

  1. […] She’s touring this Spring, to Bike Shed Theatre, Brighton Fringe, and CPT’s Sprint Festival – check it out! I’m currently ‘writer in residence’ at the Lady Eleanor […]

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