In the house where Dickens wrote five chapters of David Copperfield (his favourite novel) in 1849 and in the drawing room where he staged his “theatricals”, a collage of verse and improvised music mixing sex, translation, love, transgression, poetry, exile and murder from Ancient Rome and the Black Sea coast to renaissance and restoration London and the present day. Based on a free online book NOTES (on comparing English Translations by Christopher Marlowe and John Dryden from Ovid’s Amores 1.1, 1.4 &2.19) by Steve Rushton.
First performed at London’s Hundred Years Gallery by Ovid with Reverb (Rushton, Sebastian Sterkowicz and Lorrain Baggaley) in April, “a must see great collaboration” with Sterkowicz “Jimi Hendrix-ing the bass clarinet”. Download the free online book “written with wit appropriate to its subject by an author presenting himself as both challenging and playful” and published by Contemporary Literature Press, the online publishing house of The University of Bucharest, which can be read here . Paintings by Steve Rushton illustrating this online book will be on show during the Fringe at Sandmere, Marlborough Road, as part of the Ventnor Arts Trail, between 11am and 4pm.
The performance is 50 minutes. Doors open 6.45pm. Tea and coffee available before the performance, with a collection for Child Cancer UK. Guests are also welcome to bring their own refreshment. Parking is not permitted in the drive at Winterbourne.
Saturday 27th July – 7pm
£6.00 (Fringe Friends 2for1)