Ugly Sisters

Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe


Winner of the Untapped Award 2024, Ugly Sisters is a hallucinatory plunge through the circles of sisterhood. Who fits into a glass slipper, and who buys heels for drag queens?

The critically acclaimed and multi-award winning piss / CARNATION dance between performance art, alt-comedy and theatre.

Ugly Sisters is their latest offering: a brutal ritual for a new kind of sisterhood forged from sleepover confessions, smashed toilets, and the death of Germaine Greer.*

(*Germaine Greer was not harmed in the making of this show).

The Company

About the Company

piss / CARNATION make sensory and fervent work about transfemininity which combines brutality, tenderness, abjection and glamour. Combining cabaret, experimental and verbatim theatre, they create "genuinely groundbreaking" (To Do List ★★★★★) and "brazen" (Guardian ★★★★) performances for stage. Their name comes from the German "pissnelke": the otherworldly and beautiful flowers that emerge from human pee on the sides of motorways.


Cast & Creatives



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