Bryony Lavery's new stage adaptation of Angela Carter's story.
When a 17 year old virgin marries a mature and charismatic Marquis it seems like a fairy tale. But when the Marquis is called away on their wedding night, leaving her only her only his keys and a single instruction, her curiosity leads her to uncover a dark secret.
"All is yours, everywhere is open to you, except the lock that the single key fits. You must promise, if you love me, to leave it well alone."
About the Author
Byrony Laveny has been hailed as "one of the UK's most important playwrights" by the Observer. Her other erecent plays include Frozen and adaptations of The Magic Toyshop and Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her adaptation of the Finnish play Cherished Disappointments in Loce is also published by Oberon Books amd available from TCG.
What People are Saying About This
"She writes a prose that blends itself to magnificent set pieces of factidious sensuality...dreams, myths, fairy tales, metamorphoses the unruly unconscious, epic journeys and a highly sensual celebration of sexuality in both its most joyous and darkest manifestations."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Magnificent and, at the time, utterly ground-breaking.
This is my first Angela Carter book and I have to say that I am definitely interested in reading more by this author! I really enjoyed her style and the plotlines themselves. I absolutely loved her dark twists to the stories, which I feel can sometimes come across as a bit cliched, but she did it so well. I didn't feel that it was so much the plot as the narration that was twisted. She made it all feel so real to me, esepcially in the story it's titled after, Bloody Chamber. I am just really wowed by this book. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in reading fairytale retellings or in Gothic literature.
Gorgeous re-write of the story of Bluebeard, so enjoyable. Other stories were good too.