Part 1: The Quick

"The Quick" is an ancient word for the living and tender flesh, beloved of Wild West gunslingers. Of London’s “Magnificent Seven” Cemeteries, Brompton Cemetery is the rebellious little sister. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Cemetery connected Chelsea’s counterculture with the Leather bars of Earls Court. Brompton’s “outlaw spirit” has been tamed by the 2020 restoration project, but she remains full of wildness.

The Voices of the Quick are: Sarah Cheesbrough, Sasha de Suinn, Duggie Fields, Shirley Wiggins, John Lenihan, Daphne the squirrel, and Joe Mellen.

Co-production and sound design from Steve Urquhart.