By Samuel Adamson
From 13 July
Featuring The English Concert
ENSEMBLE CAST TO INCLUDE:
‘This is London in the 1690s, the monster city tamed into awe by our only Orpheus: Purcell.’
Award-winning playwright Samuel Adamson brings an epic new play to the Globe stage with a teeming world of real and imagined characters: monarchs, prostitutes, wigmakers, composers, transvestites and watermen. Alison Balsom, one of the world’s finest trumpeters brings this world to life with the music of Purcell and Handel.
Gabriel overflows with the extreme emotions of lust, despair, love and grief (with a dash of saucy humour) and brings some of the finest music ever written to a space uniquely suited to it.
‘Every day three trumpet calls from the theatres on the Bankside, then songs would float over the thatch and roll across the water and make my work sweet.’
Contains some saucy language and rude bits.
‘She makes the trumpet sing with an irresistible exuberance and eloquence’
‘Occasionally a player comes along who turns all the preconceived ideas about their instrument on their head and reinvents the repertoire’
Alison Balsom performs at Shakespeare's Globe
Alison performs as part of the press event for the 2013 Theatre Season - Season of Plenty.
Sound the Trumpet
Watch Alison Balsom perform extracts from her new album 'Sound the Trumpet', and hear her speak about its concepts and sound.
Please note: tickets for all related events are sold separately to tickets for performances.
Post-show Q&A sessions with actors and creatives
Saturday 20 July
Platform discussion providing further insights into the play
Thursday 1 August