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I’m going Nuts in May! Why not join me?
We start in West London, Ham Library and “Elizabethan Shock & Horror”, then I’m telling at a private view at the Venice Biennale, then “Alexander Pope – A Search For Perfection” returns with three performances in great locations.
First off we have “Elizabethan Shock & Horror” at Ham Library. This is definitely for grown ups only. I shall tell a gruesome horror story we know Shakespeare knew (Benedick refers to it in “Much Ado About Nothing”), a truly shocking tale of sorcery, summoning and sex inspired by local resident occultist Dr John Dee as well as the infamous Dr Faust. Oh, and some Elizabethan monastic scurrility. For details and tickets go here…
Elizabethan Shock & Horror at Ham Library
In Venice I’ve been invited to be part of Empire II, an independent show in which 100+ London artists show 3min films. I’m taking an Italian classic movie, “Divorce Italian Style” (P Germi), reverse engineering it and turning it into a spoken word story. My performance will be at some point during the private view but I myself don’t know exactly when. For details, go here…
Empire II Private View
“Alexander Pope – A Search For Perfection” returns on May 17th with a performance in Horace Walpole’s memorable Gothic fantasy home Strawberry Hill House. If you’ve never visited I heartily recommend you come! Then on 25th May I’m giving a promenade performance in the National Portrait Gallery taking in not only Pope’s portrait but also those of others featuring in the narrative. And if you’d rather sit down when you listen then come the next day, 26th May, to the Alexander Pope Hotel in Twickenham for “Pope And A Pint”, which is just that.
There are no “Stories On A Sunday” this month because I’m in Venice, but tickets are already selling fast for June 11th and “Arabian Nights – The Fisherman & The Genie”.
For details links and tickets head here….
Stories On A Sunday
This last item is my regular gig, my residency at The Last Tuesday Society – come and lose yourself amongst the macabre, magical and intimate backdrop of the Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Hackney, London, on the second Sunday of every month. This venue is perfect for visiting alone, couples and small parties – you can even book all 12 places for one of my regular gigs or alternatively private hire the Lion Chamber and I’ll be very happy to create a set of stories especially to suit you. Otherwise each night is themed. There are two sittings, 6pm and 8pm, and tickets can be purchased via Ticket Web. The Museum is also a cocktail bar, serving some of the best cocktails in East London. The new season is now on sale!
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