Victorian Secrets

By Unsettled Scores / On

A theatre-cabaret piece for actors/singers with accompanying piano, Victorian Secrets draws on the aesthetics of silent film, musical theatre, parody and satire. This work is comprised of three short scenes (vignettes) and explores constructs of sexuality and repression through select original photographs from the turn of the 20th century. By juxtaposing Victorian and contemporary language and technologies, this work explores the dynamics of historical and current forms of oppression through human relationships. Using satire, we examine the notion of power through sexuality.

Victorian Secrets
by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine​ Magowan

30 minutes
3 actors, keyboard, projections

Performance history

June 14, 2015: Free Jane (Toronto Pride, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto)

Development history

November 18, 2014: Weesageechak Begins to Dance XXVII (Native Earth Performing Arts, Aki Studio Theatre, Toronto)