Six-Pack (2002)

 

Six Pack harnesses the power of music, words, gripping performances and superlative production. This is surprising, daring and intimate storytelling. A great night out for anyone with a sense of adventure…

 

Jill’s 47th blind date is her worst and probably last…

 

Susannah is ambushed by paparazzi…

 

Kevin the postman has trouble with the householders on the odd side…

 

Natalie’s waiting for that phone call, trying not to slip on the red herrings…

 

Kylie watches an eclipse with her old ladies…

 

…and everyone is waiting for Jack to change their lives…

 

 

“Tête à Tête are probably the best purveyors of contemporary opera in the country, certainly the most hip”

Independent on Sunday

 

“The mission of Six-Pack is elegantly simple on paper but hugely challenging to realise: to demonstrate that contemporary opera can be engaging, fun and immediate. It’s a testament to the imagination and flair of the six featured composers and their librettists that the whole evening is pacy, vibrant and entertaining, making the whole show and intoxicating night at the theatre”

The Guardian

Jack & Jill


Words: Jo Davies


Music: Rachel Leach


 


Doorstepping Susannah


Words: Davey Moore


Music: Helen Grime


 


Odd Numbers


Words: Christina Jones


Music: Julian Grant


 


The Phone Call


Words: B A Diana


Music: John Webb


 


Has It Happened Yet?


Words: Bill Bankes-Jones


Music: David Bruce


 


Waiting for Jack


Words: Lynne Williams


Music: Richard Taylor


Director: Bill Bankes Jones


Music Director: Stuart Stratford


Conductor: Stuart Stratford/Jonathan Gale


Designer: Tim Meacock


Lighting: Mark Doubleday


 


 


Singers:


Natalie Raybould


Stephen Wallace


Daniel Norman


D’Arcy Bleiker


Instrumentalists:


Matthew Hunt


Ian Watson


Julian Warburton


Lucy Shaw