Welcome to Ice Picks and Violets.
This musical biography of George Mallory and Andrew Sandy Irvine, features narrative, poetry and songs. It has been in production since 2010.
Composed and produced by Dean Johnson, it is the Birkenhead songwriter’s second foray into theatre. His debut, entitled Bullets And Daffodils, was based on the life and work of Wilfred Owen. As with Owen, Mallory and Irvine are Birkenhead icons, and hold a strong local connection to Dean himself.
Currently in pre-production, the show will have its premiere in London in 9 weeks’ time. A CD album will be issued to coincide with the performance.