Theatres and the coronavirus outbreak
London theatres are permitted to open again to live audiences from Monday 17 May 2021.
Some smaller theatres have already made plans to reopen, though this does not apply yet to all venues.
Many of the big, popular shows in the West End have delayed reopening until later in the summer or Autumn.
We advise checking theatre websites for details about their particular reopening schedule and what you can expect when visiting.
17 to 28 Aug 2021
The Royal Court Theatre
Image courtesy The Royal Court Theatre
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
Social media & info
London SW1W 8AS
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
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