Dirty Market present The Hearing Trumpet
based on the novel by Leonora Carrington
supported by Theatre Delicatessen
4 - 29 April 2017, Tues-Sat 7.30pm
(Matinees: Sat 15 & 29 April 3pm)
BSL-interpreted performance: 21 April with Martin Fox
Tickets: £15 | £10 concessions (+ booking fee)
Special Offer for Local SE5, SE15 & SE17 Residents - £5 tickets per show. Limited availibility. (proof of address required at box office)
Dirty Market are taking over The Old Library with a radical theatre adaptation of Surrealist Leonora Carrington’s novel The Hearing Trumpet.
92-year old Marian is deaf and lost in her memories. Dumped in a sinister care home, Marian finds herself amongst a band of rebellious elderly inmates. Together they take on the despotic rulers of the retirement home, survive the apocalypse and pit themselves against the patriarchal evils of the world.
With live music and
animation, ancient monsters and psychoanalysts, join Dirty Market on a weird and wonderful journey through The Old Library for a joyful celebration of outcasts and rebels.
Opening on Carrington's centenary, 6 April 2017, Dirty Market’s The Hearing Trumpet is the UK’s first major theatre adaptation of Carrington's work. An iconic surrealist and visionary, Carrington (1917-2011) is best known for her detailed paintings inspired by myth, female sexuality, and autobiography.
Dirty Market are a theatre company who make innovative performances out of stuff that's normally thrown away. Known for their distinctive DIY aesthetic and unique bricolage creative approach, Dirty Market often make work in non-theatre buildings and in communities where theatre doesn't normally take place. The imaginative ensemble behind Bacchaefull (Time Out Critic's choice), Something About You..., Be Good Revolutionaries and Oxbow Lakes, Dirty Market’s productions transform spaces and take audiences on surprising, visceral journeys.
Sat 22 April
Post show talk with Joanna Moorhead, author of The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington
Join us for a post-show conversation with Joanna MoorheadJoanna Moorhead is a journalist who writes mostly for the Guardian, and mostly about family life. In 2006 she discovered that an extraordinary story lay hidden in her own family: the story of the Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, who she went on to befriend and spend time with in the last five years of her life in Mexico.
We are also delighted to have three wonderful books available to buy at The Old Library:
The extraordinary story of Leonora Carrington’s life as told by her cousin Joanna Moorhead. Published by Virago. Publication date: 6 April
The first complete edition of Leonora Carrington’s short stories from the new feminist publisher Silver Press. Publication date: 6 April
…and of course The Hearing Trumpet
by Leonora Carrington — the novel that started it all!