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Angela Carter: Unveiling the Unicorn - Wilton's


A performance celebrating the life and work of this grand dame of fairytales, feminism and myth

11th May . 7:30pm to 9pm . No interval
12 Standard Seating 10 Restricted View 10 Standard Seating Concession 8 Restricted View Concession

Until the recent publication of a special collected book of poetry, few knew the extent to which Carter’s poetry informed the development of her incredible imagination. This unique event will combine live poetry readings with discussion on Carter's life and projections of artwork depicting her poetic mythology. Join us as we bring magic to the music hall in celebration of a total original.

Presented by Poet in the City

Rosemary Hill is a writer, historian and scholar with an interest in biography. She has written two prize-winning books: God’s Architect, and Stonehenge. Her latest book, Unicorn: The Poetry of Angela Carter, was published in 2015.

Edmund Gordon
is a lecturer in English at King’s College London. A regular contributor to the TLS and the London Review of Books, he has also written for the Guardian, the Observer and the Sunday Times. His authorised biography of Angela Carter will be published in 2016.

Juliet Stevenson is one of Britain’s leading actors. She has worked extensively for the RSC, National Theatre and the Royal Court, winning an Olivier award for her performance as Paulina in Death and The Maiden in 1991. Her films include Truly, Madly, Deeply and Being Julia.

Poet in the City provides a dynamic platform for contemporary and classic poetry, curating imaginative events which bring poetry to life for a 21st century audience. Through our work, we have fostered a genuine and growing appetite for accessible, challenging and inspiring poetry performances.

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