Onsale Times

Massey Hall presents

Torn From the Pages, a series which brings together music and literature in an altogether new way, returns to the Harboufront Centre Theatre on September 23. Internationally-acclaimed novelist Ian McEwan’s latest work, Nutshell (Penguin Random House Canada), which is out in September, is at the centre of the seventh edition of the series created, hosted and curated by author and musician Dave Bidini. Joining McEwan and Bidini will be a cast of performers who will premiere new work based on McEwan’s book.

Previous editions have featured some of Canada’s most talented creators – John K. Samson, Tony Dekker, Mustafa the Poet, Christine Fellows and others – take on Governor General Literary Award-winner Nino Ricci’s sixth novel, Sleep, as well as the work of Giller Prize-nominate Miriam Toews.

Perhaps best known for Atonement, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning film, McEwan was awarded the Man Booker Prize – and has often appeared on its short-list – as well as a host of other prizes. No stranger to music himself, McEwan co-created an oratorio (Or Shall We Die?) and an opera (For You) and has placed music and musicians at the centre of several of his books.