Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Peake in Switzerland

A major exhibition displaying many of the original illustrations produced for such classics as Treasure Island, Grimms Household Tales, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, Swiss Family Robinson and others, will open on 25th September 2009 and run until February 4th 2010.

La Maison d'Ailleurs (The House of Elsewhere) is the only public museum in the world dedicated exclusively to Science Fiction, Utopia and Extraordinary Journeys, and will host this first comprehensive Mervyn Peake show of his illustration.

Address: La Maison d'Ailleurs, Place Pestalozzi 14, 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains, Suisse
Telephone: + 41 (0) 425 64 38

Friday, February 13, 2009

World Premiere of a Peake play

The Cave or Anima Mundi, a play by Mervyn Peake, will be performed at the Blue Elephant Theatre, 59a Bethwin Road, Camberwell, London SE5 0XT at 7.30pm on 21st June.

From their website: "A play in three acts, The Cave or Anima Mundi was written in 1961 and has never been previously staged. With the co-operation of the playwright's son, Sebastian Peake, The Cave has been adapted as a rehearsed reading by award-winning writer Brian Sibley, as part of the Camberwell Arts Festival, and produced by Flat Pack Productions. It will be accompanied by an introduction setting the play within the context of Mervyn Peake's ‘Gormenghast’ novels and other work and will be followed by a Q&A session."

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Peake talk at Merchant Taylor's School

I have been asked to give a talk on 26th February 2009 in the Lecture Theatre of Merchant Taylor's Independent School for Boys, Northwood. The subject will the the life and work of Mervyn Peake.