Back in July, I was invited to watch a performance of The Lizzie Play at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, an adaptation of Angela Carter’s short story ‘The Fall River Axe Murders’ from her collection Black Venus (also published as Saints and Strangers). The story concerns the infamous case of Lizzie Borden, a young … More The Lizzie Play: Interview
Recently I spoke with Francesca Simmons, a musician, poet and artist who goes under the name of Madame Česki, and who has created a number of works inspired by the recent Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter at the RWA, Bristol.
Although best known as one of the most original twentieth-century British writers, Angela Carter was also an accomplished folk singer and musician. For my latest interview, I talk with musician Polly Paulusma, who is currently researching the topic of Angela Carter and folk song for her PhD at the University of East Anglia. In the course of our … More Interview with Polly Paulusma