Rainy Days & Mondays

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27 April – 7.30pm
28 April – 7.30pm
29 April – 4.00pm

Price: Tickets £15 concessions £12

Rainy Days & Mondays, devised by Chris Kabay, Musical Director & Arranger Simon Holt, Directed by Ray Rackham

Starring :  Helen Anker, Belinda Wollaston & Freya Tilly

Due to a Sold Out run and five star reviews , Ray Rackham Theatrical is delighted to bring back our leading ladies for 3 more performances
Almost fifty years after their debut, the Carpenters rank among the most popular acts in recording history. Though they recorded as the Carpenters for just 14 years, Karen and Richard made a deep and lasting impact on popular music. Remarkably, their work has not only endured but grown in stature with every passing year. With songs like CLOSE TO YOU, ONLY YESTERDAY & SOLITAIRE, its no wonder that each new generation has embraced them as their own. With only four shows, book early as this production is sure to sell out.


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Hear My Soul Speak

This work-in-progress performance investigates the portrait of the mind and persona of Shakespeare’s Prospero, created the sound patterning in the language of the play, to expose the sound-world Shakespeare creates through words.

The performance draws exclusively on text from The Tempest and incorporates the little-known original music for the play written by Shakespeare’s colleague, the composer Robert Johnson.


13 April – 7:30pm
14 April – 1:00pm and 7:30pm


Tickets £7, concessions £5


Gerrard McArthur, Russell Harcourt


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Video Artist: Ben Glover
Musical Director: Nikki Aitken
Lighting Designer: Elliot Jones
Director: Christopher Hurrell

Background: In no other play of Shakespeare, is the action, and even the disposition of the other characters so utterly the construction of the central protagonist. Shakespeare uses the device of a ‘stage magician’ – a Faustian necromancer, to explore a single character through all the stage action of the drama. It’s not too fanciful to suggest that the entire enchanted island is a landscape of Prospero’s mind.

This expressionist approach to characterisation is fuelled by the most knotted, ornate and ethereal language in the Shakespearean canon. That language creates a sound world that is simultaneously the world of the island, and a sonic portrait of Prospero’s psyche.

More information about this creative development project and the research which informs it is available at christopherhurrell.com/hear-my-soul-speak



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