"Nights at the Circus"
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"Nights at the Circus"

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It's 1899 and all of Europe is agape at the arrival of the new century! The world crackles with possibilities - and its people dance to the irresistible rhythms of money, sex, love and freedom. Swinging above them all is a showbiz sensation; a fierce, vulgar, pant-droppingly sexy trapeze artist called Fevvers. The story charts her unlikely love affair with Walser, a world-weary journalist on a mission to expose her as a fake. "Nights at the Circus" opens at the Lyric Hammersmith in January 2006. Emma Rice, acclaimed Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre ("Tristan & Yseult", "The Bacchae") directs Angela Carter's great mythic novel. With rising star Natalia Tena as Fevvers ("About a Boy", "Mrs Henderson Presents" and "Shared Experience's Bronte" & "Gone to Earth") and Gisli Orn Gardarsson as Walser ("Young Vic's Romeo & Juliet and Woyzeck").show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 89 pages
  • 128 x 202 x 6mm | 99.79g
  • Oberon Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1840026316
  • 9781840026313
  • 272,319

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"A glorious piece of work... The narrative has a splendid ripe momentum, and each descriptive touch contributes a pang of vividness." -- "TLS "Intensely amusing and also provocatively serious. This is a big, superlatively imagined novel." -- "Observershow more

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77 ratings
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2 12% (9)
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