Recommended level: lycée
A young woman called Pearl runs a market stall in Covent Garden, selling London souvenirs. She enjoys good banter with regular clients and tourists alike. Pearl shows us why, despite the early mornings and the rain, she is there everyday. She takes us back in time to introduce us to her great-great-great grandfather who was a costermonger, a Pearly King himself, and we discover how London slang has evolved over the years.
Jane takes you on a linguistic journey to learn about the first forms of trade unions, and the working class culture in London in the 19th century. This play is a celebration of London’s secret language, its traditions, and the value of each of us today, both as individuals and as a part of society.