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

John Hegley: Drawings of Dromedaries and Other Creatures

Saturday 22nd January

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.




‘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