By Mervyn Peake
Adapted by Carabosse Theatre Company
"A master of the macabre and a traveller through the deeper and darker chasms of the imagination" (The Times)
"Mervyn Peake is a finer poet than Edgar Allan Poe, and he is therefore able to maintain his world of fantasy brilliantly through three novels. It [The Gormenghast Trilogy] is a very, very great work...a classic of our age"
"[Peake's books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience"
(C. S. Lewis)
The Gormenghast dynasty and time honoured traditions are threatened by the Machiavellian Steerpike.
He's determined to leave his menial position as kitchen boy and achieve ultimate control of the House of Groan for himself.