August 2012

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The Communion Of Lilies

The Communion Of Lilies


When Peter Dunne contacted us to request props for his play set in Belle Epoque Paris we were only too happy to oblige.

It's 1899 and after two years of hard labour in English prisons Oscar Wilde is in exile in Paris. Destitute, infamous and living a precarious existence under the pseudonym Sebastian Melmoth. One of his ragged tactics of survival was to offer his ability as a wordsmith to write the lyrics to the operas of various composers. Oscar who was known for his lily adorned buttonhole obliges any composer who commissions his pen to also wear in their buttonhole a white lily until the work is finished. This they are eager to do. Meanwhile Death ' the dark reaper' arrives in Paris hell bent on purging the world of these 'putrid aesthetes'. This he achieves by inducing spontaneous combustion in his lily loving victims and Oscar is top of his list. Oscar, however, after his encounter with a flower girl no longer wears the lily in his buttonhole but now sports a curious blue rose.

Acclaimed playwright Peter Dunne "an authority on the Wildean legend" returns to the theme of Oscar to collaborate with award nominated director Sean Turner on this remarkable and imaginative new play.

Storyville

Storyville


Enigma absinthe partnered bar Nightjar to provide a dedicated absinthe bar at their Storyville event held at Factory 7 in Shoreditch. Guests were entertained by a selection of jazz artists and enjoyed Enigma absinthe served traditionally or in the Fiery fairy cocktail.

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News & Events |  August 2012