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Who do you envy?

Who is like you but a little bit better?

With a raucous chorus of original songs, award-winning Rachel Mars and four belting female singers bring you a hilarious dark show about the hidden workings of one of our uglier emotions. With music by Louise Mothersole (Sh!t Theatre), Our Carnal Hearts comes to the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts after sell outs across the UK and US.

"Wickedly funny... soothing and sharp-edged at the same time." ****  The Stage 

"not just honest... very funny, too, and streaked with regret" ****  Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

"deeply engaging... beautifully blends together mundane normality and phantasmal spectacle."   *****  Broadway Baby

"A show of wit and verve that - aptly - hides a dark heart." -  Louise Stephens, Royal Court Theatre, London

Written and performed by Rachel Mars

Arrangements and compositions by Louise Mothersole
Directed by Wendy Hubbard and Rachel Mars
Sung and co-devised by Louise Mothersole, Rhiannon Armstrong, Rachel Weston & Orla O'Flanagan
Dramaturgical support by Louise Stephens
Lighting designed by Anna Barrett
Production Management by Sorcha Stott-Strzala
Produced by Abby Butcher
Developed with the support of Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction and CPT with further support from American Repertory Theatre, Ovalhouse, Shoreditch Town Hall, South East Dance in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Trust. Developed in partnership with The Orchard Project (NY), The Royal Court Theatre and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal.

General Information

Guests with Mobility Impairments

Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.


The Concessions rate is available for students. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting).

Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email for further information.

Pay What You Decide

There is an allocation of Pay What You Decide (PWYD) tickets available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Come and see the show without paying anything in advance, and then pay what you think is appropriate at the end of the show. Maximum of four PWYD tickets per person. Please phone the box office on 01273 678822 or email for further information.

Box Office Opening Times

The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.

Dates & Times

  • Saturday 21 October, 2017


  • Adults
  • Concessions
Age guidance: 14+ (strong language). Venue doors: 7pm, show start: 8pm.
Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts
Saturday 21 October

Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts Tickets

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