CHRISTEENE: The Lion The Witch And The Cobra

with special guest Fever Ray

Photo of christeeene lying on a grey background

Performance artist and musician CHRISTEENE performs Sinéad O’Connor’s The Lion and the Cobra with her live band, friends and allies, in this world premiere.

A collective reverberation to these tumultuous times The Lion The Witch And The Cobra sees CHRISTEENE – ‘a dirt-poor, highly sexualised, twisted southern gothic vision’ (The Guardian) – critiquing our current political and social climate through her provocative, satirical performance – equal measures terrifying and hilarious. A unified response to ideologies that threaten our way of life, CHRISTEENE pays homage to O’Connor for ‘her capacity to survive, her private and very public wars, her compassion and vulnerability’, conducting this message through the anger and energy of her debut album.

Galvanised into action by her rallying cry, CHRISTEENE is joined by her band led by Peter Stopschinski, dancers T Gravel and Dawg Elf and special guest Fever Ray and more to be announced.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

This performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time and running times will be confirmed closer to the event.

Please note that this performance has an age guidance of 16+

Produced by Sleeper Cell Productions

Presented by the Barbican

Artwork by Katerina Jebb

 

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‘The world is an extremely mad f***ed up place, but there are still hidden gems catching light in the darkness. I feel in my gut, deeply, that this night will be one of them.‘
CHRISTEENE
‘Injects both hip-hop and gay culture with a much needed dose of punk-rock humor and attitude.‘
The New York Times
‘CHRISTEENE to me represents the joy of abandon. There is a childlike innocence in her provocation, something very cheerful and happy to what she does.‘
Rick Owens

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