Growth of the Silk

19:00-20:00, Wednesday 7th August 2019


Music: William Hearne

Words: Lavinia Murray, William Hearne

Director: Charlotte MacRae


Growth of the Silk is an original fairytale about a girl’s misguided wish for long lustrous hair which leaves her ultimately crushed under the weight of the unstoppable growth. The work is a multi-media opera. It combines music, dance and film on stage. Drawing on Latin elements of music and movement, the surreal story sets out to create a fabled fairy tale for the modern day. The piece features just two performers of Soprano and Dancer and an intimate ensemble of guitar, bass and percussion.


Produced by William K.z.


The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London, WC1H 9PY



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YouTube: William K.Z. Hearne

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Music: William Hearne

Libretto: Lavinia Murray

Director: Charlotte MacRae


Soprano: Olivia Carrell

Dance: Anna Cabre-Verdell

Guitar: Owen Bunting

Percussion: Atanas Dochev

Bass: George Burrage