The Hearing Trumpet

London theatre news: Friday 17 March 2017

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From 4 April 2017, Dirty Market brings its adaptation of The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington to The Old Library in Burgess Park. The show features live music, psychoanalysts, and a group of revolutionary old ladies ...
The Hearing Trumpet from Dirty Market

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Dirty Market are taking over Theatre Delicatessen’s Old Library in Burgess Park with a radical theatre adaptation of surrealist Leonora Carrington’s novel The Hearing Trumpet.

With live music and animation, ancient monsters and psychoanalysts, Dirty Market invite you to join them on a weird and wonderful journey through The Old Library for a joyful celebration of outcasts and rebels.

The show opens on Ms Carrington’s centenary, 6 April 2017.

The production is the UK’s first major theatre adaptation of Leonora Carrington’s work; known for her paintings inspired by myth, female sexuality, and autobiography.


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.

With live music and animation, ancient monsters and psychoanalysts, join Dirty Market on a weird and wonderful journey through The Old Library for a celebration of outcasts and rebels.

Here's the trailer ...

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.

The imaginative ensemble behind Bacchaefull (Time Out Critic’s choice), Dirty Market’s productions transform spaces and take audiences on surprising, visceral journeys.


Directors: Jon Lee and Georgina Sowerby

Author: Adapted from Leonora Carrington’s novel The Hearing Trumpet

Production: Dirty Market

The show is supported by Theatre Delicatessen.


The Old Library

39 Wells Way

London SE5 0PX


4 to 29 April 2017

21 April: BSL interpreted performance with interpretation by Martin Fox

Running time: 1 hr 20 mins

Age suitability: 12+


Previews £12; concessions £7

Standard £15; £10 concessions

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Leonora Carrington - Wikipedia

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