A few mixes of the tracks from the Belfast Ensemble's last production 'the doppler effect' are now online. You can hear them at the link below:
Ymt:UK are currently travelling around the country auditioning young people for their national 2018 company. I'll be writing a new commission - an installation in the National Army Museum. The YMT young people (who are world class) will perform with the BELFAST ENSEMBLE for 2 evenings in this newly refurbished building in the heart of London's, Chelsea. I'll be composing and directing the work - a contemporary setting of Kipling's long overlooked - and misunderstood - 'Barrack room Ballads' to mark the end of the first world war - 100 years this year.
More details to follow soon - or visit the ymt site at - http://www.youthmusictheatreuk.org/shows/barrack-room-ballads-2018
The award winning polemical song-cycle makes its way to Cardiff's Sherman Theatre for one night only on March 13th. The BELFAST ENSEMBLE are reprising their production from the 2017 Outburst festival in Belfast. Matthew Cavan will perform with the composer on the stage.
Full details can be found on the theatre's website
'Mark Ravenhill and Conor Mitchell's award-winning AIDS polemic comes to Sherman Theatre, performed by Conor Mitchell and Matthew Cavan. Tracing one man's journey through a city in crisis, Ten Plagues charts the great plague of 1665. Part torch song, part Schubert, this is a ground-breaking piece of music-theatre.
Drawing its title from the biblical plagues and set in 1665 when the Black Death devastated London, this piece draws parallels with the 20th century emergence of AIDS - The Gay “Plague” as it was homophobically labelled in sections of the media - and the impact of living through the onslaught of that modern disease.'
The Belfast Ensemble's new promo video for the show 'The Doppler Effect' is now online. It's a great little video and gets the sense of the show across really well. You can see it below at the link below:
Great reviews in for 'The Doppler Effect' at the Lyric Theatre.Read More