Live Performance

19:30-20:30, Tuesday 17th August 2021

Round Chapel, Hackney

 

There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 19:00-20:30, Friday 17th September 2021. A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days.

 

Music and Words: Alastair White

 

Full Price: £15; If you can’t afford it: £5.

 

 

Re-opening theatre doors with a grand fashion-opera spectacle, RUNE is a vast cosmological fantasy from the team behind the award-nominated ROBE (“excellent” – BBC Music) and WEAR (“spellbinding” – Boulezian) — featuring an ensemble of three grand pianos, contemporary dance with interactive sculpture, and high fashion by Ka Wa Key.

 

On a planet where history is forbidden, a young girl dares to tell her story. A voyage across galaxies and millennia, hers is a tale of the archipelagos of Khye-rell and their matterwork, through transdimensional canals and sealanes to the RUNE of the universe’s origin. This song, her story — through the very act of being told — will have consequences beyond imagining…

 

The interactive broadcast will include a Q&A with the creative team.

 

Supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the Hope Scott Trust, the Marchus Trust, the Royal Musical Association, the RVW Trust and the Sarah Caple Scholarship.

 

 

 

Age range: All ages, but mostly adults.

 

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

 

Produced by UU Studios

 

Venue: Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Rd, London E5 0LY

 

 

Audiences will be socially distanced and mask-wearing encouraged.

 

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If you would like to help Tête à Tête and the artists creating this show, take a look at this.

 

Kes’Cha’Au: Patricia Auchterlonie

Khye-Rell: Simone Ibbett-Brown

Music Director: Ben Smith

Piano: Joseph Havlat

Piano: Siwan Rhys

Piano: Ben Smith

Words and Music: Alastair White

Director: Gemma A. Williams

Director: Jarno Leppanen

Fashion: Ka Wa Key

Sculpture: Sid the Salmon

 

 

Kes’Cha’Au: Patricia Auchterlonie

Khye-Rell: Simone Ibbett-Brown

Music Director: Ben Smith

Piano: Joseph Havlat

Piano: Siwan Rhys

Piano: Ben Smith

Words and Music: Alastair White

Director: Gemma A. Williams

Director: Jarno Leppanen

Fashion: Ka Wa Key

Sculpture: Sid the Salmon