Scarlet Shambles – It Used to be Me

Brave, honest and funny, this physical noir from newcomer Charmaine Wombwell explores the desperation and humour of heartbreak, inspired by the dark clown within us all. Scarlet’s moving tales and beautiful, earthy songs reveal the sometimes-fleeting connections between people that can make a mark on our lives forever.

Scarlet Shambles is the comic creation of musician and theatre-maker Charmaine Wombwell. The foundation of Wombwell’s work is song, rhythm and physical storytelling, influenced by her training in physical theatre and her childhood, growing up with Deaf parents and the Deaf community.

With BSL incorporated into the piece as well as captioning, Scarlet Shambles: It Used to be Me is an inclusive, challenging and ultimately moving experience


Broadway Baby (4 stars): endearing, funny, and full of humanity… had me in stitches.

Fringe Review (Highly recommended): an approach to inclusivity that others could learn from… See it now while you can still claim to have discovered a major talent.

The Scotsman: A gifted and natural mime with sharp comic timing, Wombwell expresses emotion, action and a vivid eroticism in captivating style.