Bourgeois & Maurice

Two people stand wearing black suits with dark eye make up. One faces to the right sticking their tongue out, while the other looks directly at the camera.

Sequin-clad satirical weirdos Bourgeois & Maurice are alien siblings from another planet that you’ve probably never heard of because it’s very new and cool and obscure. They write songs that stick in your head like bloodstains in your nice new carpet. Their world is a sexy, stomping, politically-charged echo chamber. A highly theatrical kaleidoscope of current affairs, moral confusion and slippery social commentary.

Recognised as one of the leading acts in London’s alternative performance scene, they gave their first performance in 2007 and have gone on to tour the world – collecting fans from Belgrade to New York. They have performed at the Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre and Sadler’s Wells and regularly appear at Soho Theatre in London.

In 2020 they enjoyed critical success with their main stage musical Insane Animals, commissioned and produced by HOME Manchester. The show ran for 3 weeks and was one of the venue’s best selling productions.

They have created a further 8 full-length theatre shows as a double act, and their 2016 show How To Save The World Without Really Trying was one of the top 20 best reviewed comedy shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2016. They have released four studio albums and been commissioned to write songs for BBC Radio 3, Birmingham Rep and Theatre503.

In 2017 they created a Virtual Reality music video for their song Opinions, with VR production company Breaking Fourth, which received a Special Jury Mention at the 2018 Raindance Film Festival and won Best VR Experience at GoShort Festival 2019. In January 2019 they released their first scripted webseries, Youthanasia, co-produced by FeatureOne and Supercreeps, which was part of the Official Selection for Stareable Fest 2019.

As well as receiving nice reviews from the press, and some awards from awards people, they once received a letter of complaint for spilling fake blood on a lady’s capri pants. They, like the victim of the fake blood incident, recognise that life can be surprising and sometimes inconvenient – and this is what their work reflects.