If you are in the UK, and you are a member of the Barbican you can buy tickets tomorrow morning for the reading of my story, THE TRUTH IS A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS on the 4th and 5th of July 2014. If you aren’t a member of the Barbican, you must wait until Friday morning to buy tickets.
THE TRUTH IS A CAVE… won the Locus Award for best Novelette, and the Shirley Jackson Award for best Novelette as well. Eddie Campbell is an amazing artist (and he co-hosts the evening with dry Scottishness) and the Four Play String Quartet are the most wonderful musicians.
I’ll read the story, while Eddie Campbell’s paintings are projected above me and the astonishing Four Play string quartet plays underscore music. We’ve done it twice before now, at a very sold out Sydney Opera House, where it was originally performed, and in Hobart to about 3,000 people at the MONA FOMA festival. Each time to very happy audiences.
(Photo of the rehearsal from Eddie Campbell’s blog, here.)
There will be the reading of the story (and paintings and music). There will be a Q and A. There’s other things that get read as well…
You can see video extracts from the Sydney Opera House performance at http://play.sydneyoperahouse.com/index.php/media/1152-neil-gaiman-the-truth-is-a-cave-in-the-black-mountains.html and at http://youtu.be/BQ65W7_eeic?t=2m44s.
This will be its first ever performance in Europe. Two performances, I should say, as we are doing the Friday night and then the Saturday too.
Tickets go on sale to the general public (not Barbican members) on Friday morning at 10 am UK time. If the Fortunately The Milk* reading (which wound up like this) was anything to go by, the tickets will sell fast, so do not put off buying tickets until May.
The link to click on — and I’ll try and remember to do a timed WhoSay post to remind you all, when the tickets actually go on sale to the general public on Friday, will be… http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?id=16044.
Created and performed for a sell out crowd at Sydney Opera House’s world-renowned Graphic Festival, then repeated a year later for cutting edge festival Mona Foma in Tasmania, this haunting tale of adventure, revenge and treasure, told as a hybrid between a storyteller, an artist and a string quartet comes by popular demand to London for these two performances only.
Tickets on sale to the public at 10am Friday 31 January
What’s that you say? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could also perform it somewhere like San Francisco or New York…? Hmm. Let me think about that one.