A séance of murder, music and spoken word performance
Resuscitated for one night only. I Was Dora Suarez is the uncompromisingly dark and eerie aural evocation of Derek Raymond’s most talk about novel; introduced by one of Britain’s foremost crime writers, Cathi Unsworth, and performed live with narration by Richard Strange and musical backing from musicians who have played with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey and Siouxsie Sioux.
Merging the haunting language of Raymond’s book with the spooky industrial tones of James Johnston (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Gallon Drunk, Faust, Lydia Lunch) and Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk, Nick Cave, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Tom Waits), this unique audio-visual performance thrusts the audience into the centre of a savage double murder committed by the hand of one of literature’s most deranged serial killers.
‘I thought I was going mad’ – Derek Raymond
‘Not for the faint hearted’ – Joyce Carol Oates
‘Raymond wants to take us beyond the banal tabloid headlines, to show us what evil truly looks like’ – Jonathan Woods, 3amm
Noirwich Crime Writing Festival
The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is an annual celebration bringing together superstar crime authors, exciting new talent and fans of all things crime fiction.
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