Kristin Hersh to debut new ‘performance project’ in UK

The former Throwing Muses star will take a special look back at her career

Former Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh is to debut her new performance project in the UK with special shows in the UK later this month.

‘Paradoxical Undressing’ is a live spoken word project incorporating projected images, music and essays. The text of the show features excerpts from the singer’s upcoming memoirs of the same name, read by Hersh herself.

The memoirs will tell Hersh’s story of life in the music business, which kicked off for her in 1984. It will also document her battle with mental illness.


She said: “I thought I’d have to be dead are at least very old before I wrote ‘memoirs’, but re-reading diary entries from my teenage years, I realised I wanted to hear these essays voiced. They’re my stories, so my choice of actors was limited!”

The shows are at:

Glasgow St Andrews In The Square (March 25)

London Queen Elizabeth Hall (26)

To check ticket availability for the London show go to the QEH website, while tickets for the Glasgow show can be bought by calling 08444 999 990.


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