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Culture Whisper

4 Stars
‘Funny and uplifting’
Financial Times

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Shakespeare's Globe

All the Angels

By Nick Drake

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Tuesday 6 December 2016 – Sunday 12 February 2017

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets Running Time
Fixed Position Standing: £10 | Seated: £15 – £48 | Premium Tickets: £62 Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes including an interval

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Written by
Nick Drake

Director
Jonathan Munby

Designer
Mike Britton

Musical Director
Michael Haslam

Movement
Imogen Knight 

Originally produced by
Dominic Dromgoole 

Cast


Sean Campion
Crazy Crow

David Horovitch
Handel

Paul Kemble
Ensemble 

Lucy Peacock
Ensemble/Signora Avoglio 

Kelly Price
Susannah Cibber 

Lawrence Smith
Ensemble/Charles Burney 

Saskia Strallen
Ensemble 

Alumni from Genesis Sixteen


Tom Castle
Nancy Cole 
Camilla Harris
Rebekah Jones
Angus McPhee
Ben Vonberg-Clark
Daisy Walford
Jamie Wright 

Musicians


Michael Haslam
Musical Director (Harpsichord) 

Naomi Burrell
Violin

Jo Levine
Cello

Jorge Jimenez
Violin

Adrian Woodward
Trumpet 

Please note: this production has now closed.


'An irresistible story... over the last few years the Globe has pioneered a new sort of musical play, and this may well be the most interesting one yet' BBC Music Magazine

Synopsis


Handel’s Messiah is arguably the world’s most popular choral work. But its story begins in the unlikely setting of a room above a pub in Chester, when the great Composer, detained by bad weather on his way to a season of concerts in Dublin, invites some unlikely local choristers to rehearse excerpts. It is not a success. So begins Handel’s struggle to stage the premiere of his great new work, confronted by seemingly insurmountable challenges, including the tricky librettist Charles Jennens, the actress Susannah Cibber who he trains to sing the most moving arias, and the mysterious Crazy Crow.

Background


Nick Drake’s divine play about the complicated, comedic business of putting on a show returns to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse after a sell-out run in 2015, featuring the original cast of Sean Campion, David Horovitch and Kelly Price.

The Sixteen is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles. They have cultivated a unique reputation for performing early English polyphony, masterpieces of the Renaissance and a diversity of 20th- and 21st-century music under conductor and founder, Harry Christophers.

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