THE HEARING TRUMPET UNPLUGGED
After the success of The Hearing Trumpet's run in Theatre Delicatessen's Old Library, we are happy to have the opportunity to take an 'unplugged' version of the piece into community venues and to an audience that might not have had access to the Old Library site. On 7th July we will perform the piece at the ORTUS LEARNING AND EVENTS CETRE, (part of King's College Hospital) for an audience including staff and out patients from the Mental Health in Old Age department.
7th July '17
ORTUS LEARNING AND EVENTS CENTRE
82-96 Grove Ln
“a lovingly-made work, exuberant and detailed in its world building” The Stage
“wonderful, provocative, moving and completely bonkers!”Audience feedback
“A wonderful collective experience, beautifully and intricately staged… gloriously frenetic... The Hearing Trumpet embraces the audience and takes them along for the ride, and what a fabulous ride it is too” Theatre Weekly
This inventive and inspirational novel, written by Carrington in the 1960’s, follows a 92 year-old female protagonist who is having a crisis. Her family, caught up in their complex lives, find the presence of the old lady too much of a burden and want to pack her off to a retirement home. Overhearing their conversation, she begins to doubt her worth or value to the world. However, once at the institution, (a very strange and unexpected place run by despotic religious charlatans), she begins a journey of self-discovery. Accompanied by a wonderful and bizarre cast of kindred spirits, and inspired by a secret history of a pagan goddess, our protagonist finds herself instigating a revolution! The Hearing Trumpet is a surreal adventure story, reminiscent of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland - but darker and more epic!
Why a theatre adaptation of this story?
The Hearing Trumpet deals with the vulnerable finding their voice and finding enough strength in the collective to rebel. This chimes strongly with Dirty Market’s values.
Very special thanks to our Kickstarter supporters who have helped fund the Unplugged version that will travel to community venues for accessible performances -
Michelle Man, Hente Sodderland, Sarah Boyd, Stephane Middleton, Alex Froom, Eli Goodman, Debbie Allen, Amanda Ryan, Caroline Langston, Carmel O'Reilly, Simon Weller, Rob Hale, Ruth Hemus, David Roper, Susan Croft, Susan Crisp, Kathleen Stock, Jane Stock, Diana Singh-Roy, Ana Costa