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5815780Breaking The Rules: A Concert Drama
DateSunday 14th April 2019
DescriptionPlay by Clare Norburn Directed by Nicholas Renton Lighting Design by Natalie Rowland and Pitch Black Lighting with Gerald Kyd Actor BREAKING THE RULES is part concert/part one-man play, exploring the extraordinary life and music of Carlo Gesualdo. Gesualdo is today best known for his distinctive musical voice and idiosyncratic compositional style, and was admired by figures as varied as Igor Stravinsky, Aldous Huxley, Werner Herzog and Frank Zappa. His reputation rests equally on the gruesome murder of his first wife, Donna Maria D'Avalos, an act which captured the popular imagination and was retold in increasingly lurid detail until well into the Nineteenth Century. Blurring the boundaries between a one-actor play and a concert, Breaking the Rules explores Gesualdo's strange world and his extraordinary music, the latter brought to life by the singers of The Marian Consort accompanied by a lutenist. They provide the sound-track to Gesualdo's mind on the final night of his life, as he contemplates his own mortality and the tumultuous events which have led him to this moment.
Time(s)Apr 14, 7.30pm
LocationSt Georges Bristol
Telephone No.0845 402 4001
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St Georges Bristol
AddressGreat George Street
Brandon Hill
Telephone No.Box Office: +448454024001
0117 923 0359
Administration: +441179294929
Opening timesUsual opening hours are:
Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm
Saturday, 12 noon to 5pm.
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