The Kingdom of Paul Nash is a “graphic novel ballad”, a fable, a celebration of love, chance, and surrealism.
Live score and foley by the Cabinet of Living Cinema.
Illustrations by James Edwards and animation by Tom Brown.
Inspired by the paintings and life of Paul Nash and Eileen Agar.
“Mesmerising, dream-like, and wonderfully illustrated and animated, The Cabinet of Living Cinema’s second “graphic novel ballad” touches upon Nash’s experiences on the Western Front during the First World War as well as his affair with the artist Eileen Agar in Dorset during the Thirties. Rich in symbolism and metaphor, it also benefits from a lilting, intense score with wistful folk songs, dramatising elemental aspects of Dorset’s landscape and, of course, the love affair itself. Beautiful”. Alastair Sooke, Art critic, The Daily Telegraph.
Touring England, Wales and Scotland.
70 years after Nash’s death in Boscombe, 1946, The Kingdom of Paul Nash brings together graphic novel artists with musicians from the Cabinet of Living Cinema and Dorset folk musicians to trace his journey to a new artistic vision, inspired by the intense relationship he had with fellow surrealist, Eileen Agar, whilst living in Purbeck.
Saturday 27th October, 2018. St, Bartholomew’s Church, Hyde, 7.30pm.
Tickets £5 (Hyde900 members £4 Under 16s Free)
September 24th, 2017, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis.
Previous tour dates
October 13th, 2016. Horniman Museum, London.
October 16th, 2016. Durlston Castle, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.
December 10th, 2016. Castle Climbing Centre, Manor House, London.
January 28th, 2017. Stanley Halls, South Norwood, London, (8pm, doors 7pm)
January 29th, 2017. Studland Village Hall, Purbeck (7.30pm, doors 7pm)
February 10th, 2017. Shelley Theatre, Boscombe (7.30pm, doors 7pm)
February 24th, 2017. Bridport Lyric, Bridport (7.30pm, doors 7pm)
March 16th, 2017. Crouch End Arthouse, London (Double Bill with Theatre of the Wandering West) (8.30pm, doors 8pm)
October dates in Dorset TBC.
Further tour dates in England, Wales and Scotland to be released.