Music, lyrics and letter workshops by Gwyneth Herbert
Directed by Bijan Sheibani
In a world where communication is radically shifting, seven students stare bravely down the Zoom lens.
Their voices bring Gwyneth Herbert’s collection of Letter Songs alive in a new way, reaching through a storm of noise to encounter stories of personal wounding, historical violence, political and human solidarity.
How do we find the courage to speak out and listen at the same time? If we topple down the towers, what might we build in their place? And amidst it all, can we find a way to reconnect with our wonder – the wonder of just being alive?
Seren Nickson and Sarah Watts-Tibbatts violin
Joseph Keenan cello
Hannah Corcoran flute, piccolo, saxophone
Daniel Latham clarinet
Zoë Perkins trumpet
Hannah Stell trombone
Louis Moisan guitar
Jonathan Mayers bass
Jonathan Phillips percussion
Mike Walker Supervising Sound Editor
Maxim Gamble Recording Engineer
Gwyneth Herbert and Matthew Jackson orchestrations
Sophie Rubenstein and Heather Cryan (cover) Stage Managers
We’re deeply grateful to everyone who supported us through this crazy year, especially Disney Theatrical Productions, Dianne Roberts and the Graham and Dianne Roberts Charitable Settlement, the Maria Björnson Memorial Fund, The Mackintosh Foundation and the Toni V Fell Musical Charitable Trust. We couldn’t have done this without you.
WITH THANKS TO:
- The original Letters I Haven't Written project team:
Video Designer Will Duke, Director Susannah Tresilian, Set and Costume Designer Tom Rogers, producers Sound UK, and co-commissioners Snape Maltings and Oxford Contemporary Music
- Molly Manning Walker
- VLT Legal
- Sam Oladeinde
- George Sheibani, Dora Sheibani and Oscar Pereira Sheibani
'The Butterfly Effect' was born out of the words of young artists from the Young Women's Music Project, Oxford.
'Yours is Ours' was inspired by the life and work of Gloria Steinem, co-commissioned by The Canales Project and the University of Wolverhampton.
If you require a transcript of the libretto, please email email@example.com.
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