Alan Howard actor
Harry Christophers conductor
Jonathan Holmes director
Lucy Wilkinson designer
Samuel Beckett’s Old Earth world premiere
Music by Alec Roth
Two of the strongest forces in UK theatre and classical music present the stage premiere of a series of monologues by Samuel Beckett, accompanied by a new music commission from Alec Roth. Beckett’s attention to musicality and texture in his writing has given his work a revered place in our theatrical landscape and his monologues are no exception, exploring, through a rich and elemental language, our relationship with the land and our journey through life. Roth’s ongoing fascination with text and the voice mark him out as he responds to Beckett’s texts with a new choral piece for The Sixteen. An event not to miss!
Brilliant cutting edge theatre. An exceptional audience experience
Jon Snow on Jericho House
Time and again, words and music cut through to grasp ears and hearts… we seemed to be hearing music that always existed
The Times on Alec Roth
Supported by Columbia Foundation (San Francisco), The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust, Clifford Chance and Arts Council England. Music commissioned by The Sixteen and Spitalfields Music with support from Spitalfields Music’s New Music Commission Fund and Katie Bradford, the Idlewild Trust, RVW Trust and the John S Cohen Foundation.
With permission from the Beckett Estate.