In October 1820, Franz Schubert and his closest friends gathered together in a Viennese drinking-house to celebrate art, freedom and love. Before the evening had ended they were arrested by the secret police – their fractured circle never to be complete again.
Innovative music theatre company Re:Sound recreates this eventful evening in the familiar environment of the modern-day drinking house. Featuring a cast of four actor-musicians as Schubert and his close circle of friends, and with a new script by Katharine Armitage, the company welcomes the audience into Schubert’s world, away from the formality of the concert hall, to be thrown instead into a personal encounter of friendship, humour, revolution and loss.
Winner of the Buxton Fringe 2015 New Writing Award.
Nominated for Buxton Fringe 2015 Theatre Production Award.
“This was a truly delightful show, and it’s such a shame it was a one off. I wish you all could have seen it.”
Stephen Walker, Fringe Guru (read the full review here)
“The performers were four outrageously talented individuals….this was a truly flawless production.”
Rufus McAllister (read the full review here)
“So clever! Wonderful to witness something excitingly different, well-developed and surprisingly-performed.”
“Fantastic balance of drama, humour, thought-provoking dialogue and music.”
“Highly enjoyable, highly innovative, highly talented, and a lot of fun and though-provoking.”
Writer Katharine Armitage
Director Katherine Wilde
Costume Design Susannah Lombardelli
Commissioned by the Oxford Lieder Festival 2014 as part of The Schubert Project http://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/schubert-project
The International Anthony Burgess Institute, Manchester, June 14th 2015.
Performers: Eloise Irving, Rebecca Lea, Oskar McCarthy and Jonathan Ainscough.
The King’s Arms, Oxford, October 22nd 2014.
Performers: Rebecca Lea, Oskar McCarthy, Rosie Middleton and Jonathan Ainscough.
Photographs taken by Harry Gammer-Flitcroft in the Wadham Room at the Kings Arms, Oxford.
Performed as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival 2014 in three venues across Oxford:
9pm, Sunday 12th October
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
9pm, Sunday 19th October
The Mad Hatter, Oxford
9.45pm, Wednesday 22nd October
The King’s Arms, Oxford
10pm, Wednesday 27th May 2015
The Cosy Club, Salisbury International Arts Festival
8pm, Sunday 14th June
The Dragonfly Brewery, 183 High Street, Acton, London
8pm, Monday 29th June 2015
The International Anthony Burgess Institute
3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY
9.45pm, Monday 20th July 2015
Underground Venues, Buxton Fringe Festival