19:00-19:40, Thursday 1st September 2022

The Cockpit


Music: Dr Self


Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh, journeys through ancient Egypt in search of herbs and exotic animals. In Selfmademusic’s ritualistic performance installation, her Luxor reign is revived after centuries of repression. Her tomb becomes a cinematic object-based installation of throbbing, hip-hop soundscapes. Hatshepsut, played by the clarinetist/performance artist Neyire Ashworth, simultaneously manifests the spirit of Boudicca and Marilyn Monroe while a crumbling archeologist from Palmyra played by heldentenor Robert Christie unwraps Hatshepsut’s mummy despite encroaching war. Dr Self’s high energy composition is a fusion of all that you like about John Cage and Sting.


Age Rating: All ages, but mostly adults.

Content Advisory: strobe lighting, violence.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 Selfmademusic


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







On the same day:


Composer: Dr Self.

Clarinetist/performance artist: Neyire Ashworth.

Heldentenor: Robert Christie

Composer: Dr Self

Clarinetist/performance artist: Neyire Ashworth

Heldentenor: Robert Christie