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The Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath – The Bloomsbury Festival

October 19, 2023-6:30 pm - October 20, 2023-7:30 pm

Thursday 19, Friday 20 October

Performances: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

This shadow puppetry performance explores an adventure into perhaps the most peculiar corners of even H P Lovecraft’s imagination, read to the accompaniment of shadow puppetry and a live theremin soundtrack. Watch out for space cats.

This event is part of the Bloomsbury Festival

Miranda Carter dreams of a glittering city… but to visit it could mean giving up her sanity. Can she find the city of Unknown Kadath? A friendly army of cats is willing to help. T L Wiswell has adapted a work so peculiar – by even H P Lovecraft’s standards – that shadow puppetry is perhaps the only way it could be staged. Sam Enthoven provides live accompaniment on theremin and other sonic contraptions. Renowned performer Jim Osman will read. Join us for a wild adventure into the outer reaches of the imagination. “Spell-binding narration… inspired use of shadow puppetry… a soundtrack like being held by a cat that simultaneously wants to hug you and rip your face off… We would all surrender our sanity to be lulled to Unknown Kadath if the seduction was always this sweet.”

Starburst Ticket Prices: £15(£12)


October 19, 2023-6:30 pm
October 20, 2023-7:30 pm
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