“The Red Dagger” by Heathcote Williams. Performance- Thursday October 6th 2016. 8pm
“The Immortalist” by Heathcote Williams. Performance- Friday Oct 7th 2016. 8pm
Two English Language performances inspired by literary wizard Heathcote Williams, best–selling poet, critically acclaimed playwright, award winning author, accomplished actor and celebrated activist who pioneered the investigational prose poem and uses this medium to tackle a variety of political and environmental issues.
“The Red Dagger” by Heathcote Williams. Performance
Ciaran Walsh is performing “The Red Dagger” by Heathcote Williams which tells the story of the City of London’s symbolic coat of arms, an image of the blood red dagger that killed Wat Tyler, and which casts an eye on the City’s corruption from the time of the Peasants’ Revolt to the present day.
“The Immortalist” by Heathcote Williams. Performance
A play on the nature of time, ageing and death: a sceptical TV reporter interviews a 278 year old man about time itself and the alternative to death. The Immortalist argues against passivity: “people foul up because they stay in the same place. They’ve traded utopia for reality, they’ve traded their instinct for politics. Consuming is a substitute for being. TV is a substitute for astral projection. Aeroplanes are a substitute for levitation”.
The Immortalist…………… Jack Moylett
The Interviewer……………. Alison Mullin
COOP ANTI-WAR CAFE BERLIN
Rochstr.3 U-Bahn Weinmeisterstr/Alexanderplatz
S-Bahn Hackescher Markt/Alexanderplatz