The Ballad of Juniper Davy and Sonny Lumiere
11 May 2010 – 15 May 2010
A site-specific promenade performance of poetry and live music written by Rebecca Sharp, with visual creations and curiosities by Elizabeth Willow. A magical tale of invention and industry, hide and seek, love, mischief and dark imaginings. Tickets available from News From Nowhere on Bold Street
Juniper and Sonny arrive separately to the Station in 1836. Attracted to the tunnels, shadows and dust, here they may conceal their strangeness, get lost in the noise.
Juniper longs to be a pigeon. She seldom speaks, but carries a collection of silver whistles instead – her true ‘voice’ is that of the poetry. Sonny is fascinated by illusions and makes experimental contraptions using found objects.
They work together, gathering materials and creating inventions, unseen except for the tricks and gifts they place around the Station. They become rumour, urban myth, a dash in the corner of your eye, their names on the tip of your tongue. They survive, ‘in the steam of machines / in the seams of sleep’.
There will be a book of the text and CD of the music available.
Tuesday 19:00 – 21:00
Wednesday 19:00 – 21:00
Thursday 19:00 – 21:00
Friday 19:00 – 21:00
Saturday 19:00 – 21:00
Tickets £7 (£5 Conc) available from News From Nowhere on Bold Street