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The Song Project

17 to 28 Aug 2021

The Royal Court Theatre

Through music performed live by Wende and a company of musicians, the work explores the hopes and anxieties we all face, diving into the messiness of birth, death, rage, grace, friendship, motherhood, mothers, loss and ageing.
The Song Project at The Royal Court Theatre

Image courtesy The Royal Court Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


The Song Project began as a bold experiment bringing together a group of artists and playwrights to co-create in a new way, starting with the idea that some things can only be sung.


Now as we begin to gather again, The Song Project embraces our inherent need for shared rituals to deal with life-changing events and gives space to the knotty, emotional complexities of life.


Through music performed live by Wende and a company of musicians, the work explores the hopes and anxieties we all face, diving into the messiness of birth, death, rage, grace, friendship, motherhood, mothers, loss and ageing.


Conceived by Royal Court associate designer Chloe Lamford and award-winning Dutch singer and composer Wende, in collaboration with composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, choreographer Imogen Knight and playwrights E.V. Crowe, Sabrina Mahfouz, Somalia Nonyé Seaton, Stef Smith and Debris Stevenson, The Song Project focuses on those moments in life where rationality feels irrelevant.


The Song Project is an exclusive opportunity to see Wende, one of the Netherlands most successful artists, live in London for 10 performances.


Wende has become renowned across Europe, selling out every one of her tours, winning multiple awards for both live performances and albums, and drawing comparisons with the likes of PJ Harvey.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 17 August 2021

Press night:Friday 20 August 2021

Closes:Saturday 28 August 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
£12 - £35

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Access information


Captioned performance: Fri 27 Aug at 8pm

Cast


Wende

Creatives


Author: 

Concept by Chloe Lamford and Wende

Created by Chloe Lamford, Wende, Isobel Waller-Bridge and Imogen Knight

With words by E.V. Crowe, Sabrina Mahfouz, Somalia Seaton, Stef Smith and Debris Stevenson


Composer: Wende, Isobel Waller-Bridge
Designer: Chloe Lamford
Choreography: Imogen Knight

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