Thursday 1 February 8pm – Redbridge Drama Centre E18 2RB – Buy tickets
Cornwall Tour Thursday 8 February – Sterts Studio, Liskeard
Friday 9 February – The Acorn, Penzance
Saturday 10 February – The Poly, Falmouth
Thursday 15 February 7:30 pm – Rayner Centre, Cambridge NADFAS
Saturday 3 March – The Old Town Hall, High Street, HP1 3AE
Woking Sunday 11 March – 7.30pm Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking
Wednesday 18 April – 7pm The Forum, The Common, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8YU,
Cumbria – Arts Out West Tour
Friday 20 April – Ireby
Saturday 21 April – Gosforth
Northumberland – Highlights Tour Thursday 26 April – St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope
Friday 27 April – Wreay Village Hall
Saturday 28 April – The Cheviot Centre, Wooler
Sunday 29 April – Lesbury Village Hall
Ethel Smyth: Grasp the Nettle This is the story of Ethel Smyth, composer, writer and activist, and her personal conflicts, triumphs and relationships – told in her own words and compositions, in a flowing fusion of drama and music. She was the first woman composer to be performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and is now acclaimed as “the missing link” between Purcell and Britten.
“An amazing and important story presented up close and personal by the immensely talented dramatist and contralto Lucy Stevens. This will make your soul sing.” – Rob Webb, founder Quietrevolution
Photographs by Laura Doddington
Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife!
Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife! Tells the story of the great English contralto from her debut as a singer in 1940, through her meteoric rise, to her tragic death in 1953. The text is taken from her letters and diaries interwoven with music from her repertoire. Just like Kathleen during her short but full life, the show has a great sense of fun and talks straight from the heart.
★ ★ ★ ★ “Lucy Stevens as Ferrier, capturing the singer’s radiant personality most winningly…always at home in the Ferrier songbook, the warmth in her own voice, matching to a large degree Ferrier’s own contralto, causes a frisson in the audience.” – Adrian Edwards Musical Theatre Review
Shakespeare in Song
Shakespeare in Song
A song recital exploring love, lust, power and decay. Fourteen composers set, over four centuries, songs from Shakespeare’s plays, interwoven with spoken poetry from his plays and sonnets.
Another triumphant performance!! Brilliant singing and accompaniment but also the Shakespearean words; it was an excellent touch to include some sonnets.” – Nick Barnes, Chairman Cambridge NADFAS