John Hegley: Drawings of Dromedaries and Other Creatures - Unity Theatre

John Hegley: Drawings of Dromedaries and Other Creatures

Saturday 22nd January

7:30pm
Performed Live at Unity

 

★★★★” [an] exquisitely curated package that is unmistakably Hegley” – Chortle

 

An evening of poems, drawings, stories and possibly dancing. Included in the spectacle are a pair of Dromedaries, alongside a number of newly composed pieces touching on John Keats’s letters and leisure activities. The singing camel (not to be confused with a dromedary) which the poet imagined in a letter to Jane and Mariane Reynolds makes an appearance, although which song it sings is yet to be decided.

Other animals include Monsieur Robinet’s faithful canine companion, Chirac; 19th Century American geologist Florence Bascomb’s dog; as well as D. H. Lawrence’s tortoise, puffins, cats, frogs, elephants and half a dragon.

Expect a combination of new pieces and species, and a batch selected from an extensive back catalogue. Includes some plant-based material and rhyming language. A performance devised to suit adults, but of interest to some nine-year-olds.

 

Reviews:

 

‘Awesomely mundane’ – The Independent

 

‘Scandalously talented’ – Sunday Times

 

‘Bleeding marvellous’ – NME

 

‘Marvellous, joyful fun’ – The Telegraph

 

‘An incurable entertainer’ – The Guardian

 

‘Makes little sense’ – Luton News