20:20-21:20, Wednesday 31st August 2022

The Cockpit

 

Music: Alasdair Nicolson, Samuel Hogarth, and Luke Smith.

Words: Craig Raine, Samuel Hogarth after Chekhov, Michael Burden.

 

This triple bill consists of three pieces of music theatre each having its London premiere. Each is a monologue in which the solo singer takes the audience through series of events, some past, some present. Last Things is a tale from a deathbed in which the soul departs at the end of it. The Evils of Tobacco, a monologue based on Anton Chekhov, is a parody of an evening lecture, given on ‘the platform stage of a provincial club’ in which the speaker’s text crumbles under the pressure of thoughts of domestic misery. The Organist’s Confession moves backwards and forwards between hymns, anecdotes, and new incidents in the process of which we learn of sexual misconduct and murder.

 

Age Rating: All ages, but mostly adults

Content Advisory: to see content advisories for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022 shows, click here.

 

In a festival of new work, please note that shows can often overrun.

 

Produced by New Chamber Opera

 

 

Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH.

 

 

On the same day:

 

Music: Alasdair Nicolson, Samuel Hogarth, and Luke Smith.

Words: Craig Raine, Samuel Hogarth after Chekhov, Michael Burden.

Director: Michael Burden.

Keyboard: Jamie Andrews, Dónal McCann.

Voices: Karol Jozwik, Lindsay Bramley, William Purefoy

Music: Alasdair Nicolson, Samuel Hogarth, and Luke Smith.

Words: Craig Raine, Samuel Hogarth after Chekhov, Michael Burden.

Director: Michael Burden.

Keyboard: Jamie Andrews, Dónal McCann.

Voices: Karol Jozwik, Lindsay Bramley, William Purefoy