Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market
‘Morning and evening maids
Heard the goblins cry:
“Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy”’
The award-winning Liverpool University Drama Society invites you to feast on a tale of forbidden fruits.
For sisters, Laura and Lizzie, desire is a disease.
Long ago, Jeanie, bride-to-be, succumbed to goblin fruits. Charmed, she was destroyed by her lustful desire. Now Laura, ripe for temptation, loiters in the haunts of goblin men. Hungering after illicit pleasures, her curiosity leads her into a distorted fantasy from which it seems she cannot return.
An all-new adaption of Christina Rossetti’s dark fairy tale experiments with the boundaries between poetry and theatre to convey the enchantment of language. Transported from well-to-do Victorian England to a Romani-inspired Otherworld, strange costumes, an eerie soundscape, and disturbing physical theatre feed the audience’s sensory appetite.
Prepare to be seduced.
Come buy, come buy…
Praise for Liverpool University Drama Society:
‘Utterly sublime from start to finish… I can’t recommend this play enough.’ Fringe Guru, 2012 (How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found)
‘An absolute must see performance’ EdfringeReview, 2011 (The Cagebirds)