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Orchestra of the Age of Enlighten- ment

Original Scores: Matthew Locke's The Tempest

25 & 26 January

Caroline Williams

Elizabeth Kenny 
Music Director


Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Katherine Watson

Samuel Boden

Frazer Scott


Molly Logan 
Dickon Tyrrell  

  • Theatre / Original Scores / Matthew Locke's The Tempest

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment bring their period-specific instruments, unique style and unmatched energy to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this winter.

After their celebrated performance of Moliere's Le Malade Imaginaire, the OAE return to the Playhouse to perform a programme centred around Matthew Locke’s popular incidental music to The Tempest. Locke composed the music for a brand new version of the play, written by Thomas Shadwell and first performed at the Duke’s Theatre on Lincoln’s Inn Field in April 1674. Be transported back to 17th century London in the company of this, one of the world’s most celebrated and innovative ensembles.

‘For this remarkable ensemble, it’s all about the music’
The Independent

Performed by Members of Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Moliere's Le Malade Imaginaire audience views

Listen to what the audience thought of the OAE's first concert in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, playing Moliere's Le Malade Imaginaire.

What the audience thought - Le Malade Imaginaire at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from OAE on Vimeo.