As part of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival...
Friday 15 June & Saturday 16 June 2012
6.30pm-7.30pm & 8.30pm-9.30pm
Alan Howard actor
Harry Christophers conductor
Jonathan Holmes director
Lucy Wilkinson designer
Samuel Beckett’s Old Earth world premiere
Music by Alec Roth
Two of the strongest forces in UK theatre and classical music present the stage premiere of a series of monologues by Samuel Beckett, accompanied by a new music commission from Alec Roth.
Beckett’s attention to musicality and texture in his writing has given his work a revered place in our theatrical landscape and his monologues are no exception, exploring, through a rich and elemental language, our relationship with the land and our journey through life.
Roth’s ongoing fascination with text and the voice mark him out as he responds to Beckett’s texts with a new choral piece for The Sixteen.
An event not to miss!
Music commissioned by The Sixteen and Spitalfields Music with support from Spitalfields Music’s New Music Commission Fund and Katie Bradford, the Idlewild Trust, RVW Trust and the John S Cohen Foundation.
With permission from the Beckett Estate.