Storm’s Eye (A Theatrical Songbook)
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 August, 2015
Kings Place St Pancras Room, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
“I tell my secret? No indeed, not I;”
Christina Rossetti – archetypal spinster, deeply religious -also wrote some of the most subversive, erotic, teasing poems of that or any era. And she had a secret.
Storm’s Eye: A Theatrical Songbook explores how the attitudes and constraints of Victorian society towards men and women influenced Christina’s life and work.
Further reading: Christina Rossetti (Writers & Their Work) – Kathryn Burlinson
Music: Michael Henry
Words: Sharon Eckman and Michael Henry from found text by Christina Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Gabriele Rossetti and James Collinson
Christina Rossetti/Chorus – Sharon Eckman
Dante Gabriel Rossetti/Papa/Chorus – Michael Henry
Piano/Chorus – Jonathan Williams
Director – Kath Burlinson
Video content designer – Aija Koke