is to be given its premiere in the main auditorium at the
Watford Palace Theatre on Monday, July 4th, 7.30pm
A room in the late 1940s and four cold men drawn to a telepathic girl who walks with a dangerous Romeo.
Juggling realism, surrealism and even pantomime, Nowhere Near London explores the earliest days of the South Oxhey council estate, the last days of the German-Jewish writer Walter Benjamin, and everyday that has ever been lived in Eden.
Duration: 75 minutes
Nowhere Near London is adapted from John Schad’s novel The Late Walter Benjamin (Bloomsbury).
Praise for the novel:
· ‘Set partly in Watford and partly in the haunted wing of the English language.’ (Ian McMillan, on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’)
· 'as fascinating as the most experimental avant-garde mobilizations of literature during the interwar period. Stein, Breton, Pirandello and Pessoa come to mind.' (Geoffrey Hartman)
· '...mixes apparently autobiographical fiction and social history with astute critical reworking of many of Walter Benjamin's most important ideas' (J. Hillis Miller)
· 'says something previously unsaid about not only about Walter Benjamin but post-war Austerity Britain. Indeed, this strange and unusual book pushes the Sinclairian version of the flâneur into new places and new modes and does so on the basis of rigorous historical and philosophical analysis.' (Esther Leslie)