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 popped up arounds Kings Cross in August 2017:


Tuesday 8

13:30 Pancras Square

14:30 The Big Tree

15:30 Battlebridge Place


Wednesday 9

13:30 Pancras Square

14:30 The Big Tree

15:30 Granary Square


Thursday 10

16:00 Battlebridge Place

16:45 Pancras Square


Friday 11

16:00 Pancras Square

16:45 Battlebridge Place


Venue details:


Pancras Square


Battlebridge Place
3 King’s Blvd, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8NN


The Big Tree

The giant oak sits in Turnhalle Square between the German Gymnasium and One Pancras Square and marks the entry point to the new Pancras Square


wet weather plan for all was under the Canopy




Belongings from Tête à Tête #2 on Vimeo.







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




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.