Saturday 15th July

MURDER, MYSTERY AND MAYHEM – THE DARKER SIDE OF DEAL  SOLD OUT!

A Walk by Gregory Holyoake

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Explore the darker side of our historic port.  Lieutenant Gammage was hanged for murder from the yardarm in full sight of the assembled fleet; Captain Boys was compelled to eat the corpses of his fellow crewmen when cast adrift on his homeward voyage from Jamaica.  Dr Crippen, the wife killer, was recognised as he sailed through the Downs on board SS `Montrose` while the Victorian serial killer, `Jack the Ripper`, sent a message in a bottle that landed on the beach near Sandown.  Learn about the activities of convicts and cannibals, spies and smugglers, pirates and press gangs as we wander through the winding streets of Deal.

 

A two-hour brisk stroll starting at the entrance to Deal Pier and finishing at St Andrew’s Church Hall for refreshments

 

Limited Availability – Tickets £7.00

Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online www.astor.org

Alternatively please click here to download a printable postal booking form.

Pre Concert Talk

6.30pm The Linden Hall Studio, St George’s Road

Dr Paul Edlin and Dr Michelle Castelletti explain the extraordinary world of Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler’s notorious wife who had innumerable affairs, especially with leading Viennese artists.  Alma Mahler is the subject of Oskar Kokoschka’s life-sized doll!

 

Admission Free to concert ticket holders only

SIR JOHN TOMLINSON WITH COUNTERPOISE

KOKOSCHKA’S DOLL

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

Kokoschka's Doll has been created especially for Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise by John Casken.  It focuses on the sensational and dramatic affair between artist Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler. This dramatic work references music by Wagner, Gustav and Alma Mahler and forms the second half of tonight’s concert. In the first half, mezzo-soprano Rozanna Madylus adopts the role of Alma, and performs songs by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Wagner and Zemlinsky as part of a sequence of music arranged by David Matthews (former Artistic Director of Deal Festival).

 

Ticket Prices: Full £20.00  Festival Friends £18.00  Students £10.00

Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online www.astor.org

Alternatively please click here to download a printable postal booking form.

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