Registered in Ireland: FANS of classic novel Riddley Walker are expected to descend on Waterford in the near future for a rare stage production of the futuristic work. This is only the third time the play has been performed anywhere in the world since the author adapted it for the stage in the s. Punch and Judy play a significant role in the play and Red Kettle are joined by Miriam Lambert of the famous Lambert Puppeteers for the production. The musical score has been composed by Jamie Beamish, known for his title role in the much acclaimed musical comedy, I Keano.
Riddley Walker is a science fiction novel by Russell Hoban , first published in It won the John W. It was additionally nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in Hoban began writing the novel in , inspired by the medieval wall painting of the legend of Saint Eustace at Canterbury Cathedral. It is Hoban's best-known adult novel and a drastic departure from his other work, although he continued to explore some of the same themes in other settings.
His fourth foray into adult fiction has earned Hoban, at 56, raves on both sides of the Atlantic. Set in the 45th century, the book describes a post-apocalyptic world where natives battle wild dogs and their own brutishness for survival. I went back to page one 14 or 15 times. I was just flying by the seat of my pants and playing it by ear.