20:35-21:15, Sunday 4th September 2022

The Cockpit

 

Words: Alice d’Lumiere

Original Music: Tina Gooding, with additional material by Alice d’Lumiere

 

At Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2021, full-time Performance Poet and part-time woman Alice d’Lumiere staged a “Spoken Word Overture”; she challenged herself to overcome her deep, childhood inability to sing. After a 12 month intermission this self-confessed outsider in gender, and 50 year old late-starter in opera, will reveal if she’s now able to hold a note. Themes of vocal identity, gender and the individual’s need for self-expression are humorously explored by a beguiling communicator who’s still not sure if they’re a baritone or a contralto. A 45 minute work in progress combining prose, verse, comedy, a dash of performance art and yes, perhaps this time some actual singing! Contains original music and possibly some foolhardy attempts at the classical repertoire.

 

Age Rating: All ages, but mostly adults

Content Advisory: WARNING – NOT ENTIRELY OPERA: JUST VAGUELY ABOUT OPERA! 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 Truelove Tours

 

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

 

 

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Writer/Performer: Alice d’Lumiere

Original Music: Tina Gooding with additional material by Alice d’Lumiere

Writer/Performer: Alice d’Lumiere

Original Music: Tina Gooding with additional material by Alice d’Lumiere