Arts + Entertainment

MATA HARI: FEMALE SPY Saturday 25 November 8pm, The Hawth Crawley

The Great War: while millions of men struggle and fight in the mud and hell of the trenches, one woman’s story begs to be told. Mata Hari, the most notorious female spy in history. Or was she?

Using Mata Hari’s own words, performer Katharine Mary gives a powerful portrayal of a compelling woman, the world’s first femme fatale!

Dancer, lover, confidante and courtesan.

Mata Hari Trailer

From her upbringing in The Netherlands, to Indonesia, and the invention in Paris of her alter-ego, she reflects upon the events that have led her to the firing squad.

Mata Hari muses, not only on her life, but also her legacy, and this she shares with us in a direct piece of storytelling that never fails to hold interest. Katharine Mary offers us an incredibly precise performance and that precision is to be found right down to the ends of her fingertips. A feature of Robertson’s direction (he is also a solo physical performer himself) is that most of this attention to detail sinks into the piece.

Tickets are priced at £16 (discount: £14) and are available through The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or from

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