Sir Christopher Frayling: Inside The Bloody Chamber at Opera North


Sir Christopher Frayling will be speaking about Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber, and her influence on the contemporary Gothic at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds on the 26th January 2017, as part of Opera North’s season of dark fairy tales. Frayling knew Carter well and met up frequently with her during the 1970s when she lived in Bath. His talk will be followed by a screening of Jean Cocteau’s classic film La Belle et la Bête (1946). For more information about this even and to book tickets head over to Opera North’s website.

Beauty And Beast
1946: French actress Josette Day (1914 – 1978) kneels over the stricken Beast, played by Jean Marais in Jean Cocteau’s beautifully surreal film ‘La Belle Et La Bete’, based on the children’s fairy tale ‘Beauty and the Beast’. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)



You can read more about Frayling’s friendship with Carter in his book Inside the Bloody Chamber: On Angela Carter, the Gothic, and other weird tales, published by Oberon Books. To find out more about the book and purchase a copy, head over to Oberon Books by clicking here.

One thought on “Sir Christopher Frayling: Inside The Bloody Chamber at Opera North

  1. Dear Christopher Frayling. ..Just read the great review of your new book about Frankensten in the NY Times… Hope you may be interested in VILLA DIODATI – A Chamber-Opera/Fillm, produced by Bank Street Films & Albany Records, about Mary Shelley who created Frankenstein’s Monster in the cold Swiss summer of 1816… I’m a New York City based composer & set the music to lyrics & poems by Colette Inez, Byron, Shelley, Spektor & Wordsworth…SVP send me your email or address & would love to send you a VIMEO or DVD …
    RSVP…With best wishes Mira J Spektor


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