Co-commissioned & co-produced by Tête à Tête & sound
7:05pm – 7:35pm | Saturday 12 August 2017
RADA Club Theatre, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX
Belongings is a miniature music theatre piece inspired by items of luggage carried by railway passengers. It premieres on the Caledonian Sleeper as the train leaves Aberdeen en route to Euston station on 24th July 2017 the eve of our 10th anniversary Festival, then performs in our foyers and around the public realm of King‘s Cross throughout our festival. You can catch it again during soundfestival in Aberdeen this November.
On this Saturday you have a chance to watch Belongings in the theatre.
Belongings also popping up arounds Kings Cross in August:
13:30 Pancras Square
14:30 The Big Tree
15:30 Battlebridge Place
13:30 Pancras Square
14:30 The Big Tree
15:30 Granary Square
16:00 Battlebridge Place
16:45 Pancras Square
16:00 Pancras Square
16:45 Battlebridge Place
3 King’s Blvd, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8NN
wet weather plan for all is under the Canopy
Music | Samuel Bordoli
Words | Bill Bankes-Jones
Tenor | Robert Lewis
Cello | Zosia Jagodzinska
Also on Saturday 12 August 2017…
5:00pm – 6:00pm : Proposition for a Conversation About a Silent Opera on Tehching Hsieh
7:00pm – 7:40pm : Citizens of Nowhere
8:00pm – 8:30pm : Schutzwall
8:50pm – 9:20pm : To Himself, Alone
8:55pm – 9:25pm : The Hive
Listen Now: Road Memoir: The Podcast Opera
Co-commissioned and co-produced by Tête à Tête and sound
Music: Samuel Bordoli
Words: Bill Bankes-Jones
Music Director: Timothy Burke
Director: Bill Bankes-Jones
Tenor: Robert Lewis
Cello: Zosia Jagodzinska
Designer: Sarah Booth
Belongings is a miniature music theatre piece inspired by items of luggage carried by railway passengers. It premiered on the Caledonian Sleeper as the train left Aberdeen en route to Euston station on 24 July 2017 the eve of our 10th anniversary Festival. We have been performing it in our foyers and around the public realm of King‘s Cross throughout the festival. You can catch it again during soundfestival in Aberdeen this November.
Bill Bankes-Jones Bill has been directing plays and operas for 30 years. After the ITV Regional Young Directors’ Scheme and work at RNT, RSC, ROH and ENO, he founded Tête à Tête in 1997. They’ve been exploring new futures for opera ever since. Plans include an arena production of Pagliacci for Scottish Opera.
Sarah Booth Sarah studied Drama at the University of Exeter and trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course. Designs for Tête à Tête include Crime & Punishment and Hogarth’s stages at Britten Theatre, People Watch, April and the Amazon and various ‘Pop up’ operas for the Festival. Sarah also runs THE ATTIC costume store.
Samuel Bordoli Samuel is establishing a reputation as one of the foremost composers of his generation. His varied output continues to explore relationships between architecture, music, literature and theatre. Recent commissions include The Great Silence for the choirs of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal and Live Music Sculpture 4, a site specific work for City Hall. Samuel took up the post of Composer-in-Residence at Scottish Opera in 2017.
Timothy Burke Timothy studied at Exeter College, Oxford, the GSMD and the National Opera Studio before joining the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House. Recently, he has conducted for ETO, Opera North, Scottish Opera, WNO and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, as well as Les enfants terribles for the Royal Ballet.
Zosia Jagodzinska Since Graduated from the University of Oxford (BA Music) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Solo Cello Performance). Both a soloist and chamber musician she is Principal Cellist in contemporary jazz/crossover ensembles ‘The Dissolute Society’ &’Engines Orchestra’ (Winners of the Parliamentary Jazz Ensemble of the Year). Her own compositions have been broadcast on Radio 3.
Robert Lewis is a 20 year old tenor from Mid Wales who has recently completed his third year on the B Mus. Vocal Studies course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Robert is a winner of the Osborne Roberts Blue Riband and the W Towyn Roberts scholarships at the National Eisteddfod of Wales resulting in a solo performance at the North American Festival of Wales held in Canada in September 2016. Most recently, Robert was an Alvarez young artist at Garsington Opera in July 2017.
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