Miss Risque

A collaboration between Clod Ensemble and Split Britches.

Miss Risque is a story of secrets and showgirls. It’s a code written on the back of a calling card, delivered with a bouquet of flowers, overheard in the powder rooms of the Folies–Bergeres. It is a dangerous liaison lurking under the skirts of turn of the century Paris. Performed as Double Agency  with It’s a Small House and We Lived in it Always.


“Each piece maintains an admirable balance between cleverly conceived, spirited entertainment and intelligent insight … thoughtfully choreographed work that is splendidly enhanced by the bluesy music of Mr. Clark.” The New York Times


Created by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, Suzy Willson
& Paul Clark
Performed by Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver
Directed by Suzy Willson
Music By Paul Clark
Designed by Annabel Lee
Lighting by Aideen Malone
Produced by Chris Westwood

On Tour

Commissioned by the Nuffield Theatre at Lancaster University. Performed with It’s a Small House as Double Agency, at The Oval House London and a UK tour in Spring 2001, before showing at La Mama, New York, Glasgay! 2002, and Maryland University.

Supported by

Arts Council England