Set and costume designer Katherina Radeva is appearing at Cambridge Junction in a "joyous and funny" dance show to mark International Women's Day.

The show, 40/40, was created following Katherina's 40th birthday, celebrating four decades of joys and sorrows as a woman, a migrant and an artist.

Claiming space on a dance floor for one, the show sees Katherina exploring her past, present and future through speech, in electrical tape and in movement.

Supported by three female choreographers, Liz Aggiss, Lucy Suggate and Rachel Krische, the performance follows Katherina from a little girl dancing at her parents' parties, to a teenage rhythm gymnast who was body-shamed, to the creative talent she is today.

Royston Crow: Katherina Radeva will perform '40/40' at Cambridge JunctionKatherina Radeva will perform '40/40' at Cambridge Junction (Image: Cambridge Junction)

The show - which Katherina created with her theatre company Two Destination Language, will take place at Cambridge Junction at 7.30pm on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7.

The performance is suitable for ages 14 plus, with a content warning for 'nudity, heavy breathing, and middle aged women dancing with much joy'.

Describing 40/40, critic Lyn Gardner said: "You must see 40/40 by Two Destination Language – without doubt the most alive, in the moment and reflective show I have seen over the last 10 days.

"A piece which understands that context is all."

Tickets are available from the box office on 01223 511 511 or at

Audience members can 'pay what they feel' from a minimum of £2.50.

Katherina Radeva was born in the Thracian Valley, Bulgaria, and is an award-winning set and costume designer, theatre maker and visual artist.


She is artistic director of Two Destination Language, a theatre company she founded with Alister Lownie which makes 'bold, politically unafraid' work for stage and with communities around the UK and internationally.

Laura Matthews, marketing and communication officer at Cambridge Junction, said: "40/40 is a show that’s guaranteed to make you smile from the off.

"You’ll find it hard to stay in your seat and not join in with the dancing! It’s funny, honest, and joyful.

"If you enjoy kitchen discos, 80s music, and real-life storytelling this is not to be missed."