Dart's Love (2013)

A handsome swimmer takes a daily dip in the river Dart. She adores him, and...

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Dart's Love (2013)

A handsome swimmer takes a daily dip in the river Dart. She adores him, and eagerly awaits each visit, until the day that he turns up with a girlfriend. In a fit of jealous rage, the river drowns her rival, and the grieving man vows never to return. The Dart is left broken-hearted. Terrible. We’re delighted to announce that Kerry Andrew’s Dart’s Love won the Best Stage Work Award in the 2014 British Composer Awards. We commissioned and developed Dart’s Love and produced the premiere in our 2013 Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival. Dart's Love Music - Kerry Andrew | Words - Tamsin Collison CREDITS Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Tim Meacock Music Director: Timothy Burke Stage Manager: Claire Bamford Swimmer: Grant Doyle Girlfriend: Claire Wild River Dart 1: Rebecca Askew River Dart 2: Rebecca Thorn River Dart 3: Hazel Holder CHROMA: Stewart French (guitar), Stuart King (clarinet), Steve Gibson (percussion) CHROMA Producer: Claire Shovelton Repetiteur/Band Pianist: Ian Ryan

Will You Fall? (2014)

Tête à Tête commissioned Will You Fall? as part of their 2014 Pop-Up...

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Will You Fall? (2014)

Tête à Tête commissioned Will You Fall? as part of their 2014 Pop-Up Festival. The show was developed, rehearsed and performed free for all to enjoy in the public spaces of King’s Cross. Will You Fall? A man and a woman – love, loss, despair, hope. And the possibility of flying, the possibility of more. Music - Na’ama Zisser | Words - Stella Duffy CREDITS Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Sarah Booth Stage Manager: Danyal Shafiq Music Director: James Young Soprano: Katie Grosset Baritone: Daniel Broad Violin: Leslie Boulin Cello: Corentin Chassard

Clockwork (2014)

Tête à Tête commissioned Clockwork as part of their 2014 Pop-Up Festival. The...

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Clockwork (2014)

Tête à Tête commissioned Clockwork as part of their 2014 Pop-Up Festival. The show was developed, rehearsed and performed free for all to enjoy in the public spaces of King’s Cross. Clockwork A man, dissatisfied with his wife, decides to build the perfect woman… Music - Lucie Treacher | Words - Joanne Harris CREDITS Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Sarah Booth Stage Manager: Danyal Shafiq Music Director: James Young Soprano: Katie Grosset Baritone: Daniel Broad Violin: Leslie Boulin Cello: Corentin Chassard

Precipitation (2014)

After her wonderful Feathered Friend we are thrilled to welcome Helen back, now...

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Precipitation (2014)

After her wonderful Feathered Friend we are thrilled to welcome Helen back, now Popping Up with writer Carl Miller. Tête à Tête commissioned Precipitation as part of their 2014 Pop-Up Festival. The show was developed, rehearsed and performed free for all to enjoy in the public spaces of King’s Cross. Precipitation Music - Helen Chadwick | Words - Carl Miller CREDITS Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Sarah Booth Stage Manager: Danyal Shafiq Music Director: James Young Soprano: Katie Grosset Baritone: Daniel Broad Violin: Leslie Boulin Cello: Corentin Chassard

Cakehead (2014)

Tête à Tête commissioned Cakehead as part of their 2014 Pop-Up Festival. The...

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Cakehead (2014)

Tête à Tête commissioned Cakehead as part of their 2014 Pop-Up Festival. The show was developed, rehearsed and performed free for all to enjoy in the public spaces of King’s Cross. Music and Words: Errollyn Wallen CREDITS Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Sarah Booth Stage Manager: Danyal Shafiq Music Director: James Young Soprano: Katie Grosset Baritone: Daniel Broad Violin: Leslie Boulin Cello: Corentin Chassard

April in the Amazon (2014)

April is a cabaret singer with an appetite for love, an addiction to strong...

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April in the Amazon (2014)

April is a cabaret singer with an appetite for love, an addiction to strong coffee and stronger sedatives, and a story to tell. Having invited us in and introduced her band, she regales us with tales of her travels, and the numerous love affairs she has enjoyed along the way. Over the course of five anecdotal songs, April leads us from performances in Berlin music halls, to botanical expeditions in the depths of the Peruvian jungle, to a particularly bad trip in the sterile corridors of a mysterious hospital. April’s stories are about love, adventure, drugs, and our insatiable lust for the people and places we are yet to come across. April in the Amazon Music - Laurence Osborn | Words - Theo Merz CREDITS April: Loré Lixenberg Conductor: Timothy Burke Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer: Sarah Booth Chroma Flute/piccolo: Kathryn Thomas Oboe/cor anglais: Emma Fielding Clarinet/bass clarinet: Stuart King Horn: Richard Bayliss Harp: Helen Sharp Accordion: Bartek Glowacki Violin: Marcus Barcham-Stevens Viola: David Aspin Cello: Gabi Swallow Double bass: Elena Hull

Samuel Bordoli: Grind (2014)

Blending skateboarding, choral singing and the unique acoustic of skateparks,...

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Samuel Bordoli: Grind (2014)

Blending skateboarding, choral singing and the unique acoustic of skateparks, Tête à Tête and composer Samuel Bordoli team up with Transition Extreme skaters and sound Festival's community choir to make a real noise in Aberdeen, part of PRS for Music Foundation’s first ever New Music Biennial, and Culture 2014 – the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme. Blending skateboarding, choral singing and the unique acoustic of skateparks, Tête à Tête and composer Samuel Bordoli teamed up with skaters and community choirs to make a real noise in Aberdeen, London and Glasgow, as part of PRS for Music Foundation’s first ever New Music Biennial, and Culture 2014 – the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme. Following a performance at the Southbank Centre with the Roundhouse Choir on 5 July 2014, the project returned to Scotland on 26 July for a performance at the UK’s largest indoor skatepark, Unit 23 in Dumbarton perform with with The Sirens of Titan Choir. CREDITS Music: Samuel Bordoli Words and Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Conductor: Osnat Schmool