Robin Soans actor
The Marian Consort
Rory McCleery director
The Monteverdi String Band
Oliver Webber director
Nicholas Renton stage director
Natalie Rowland & Pitch Black Lighting lighting design
Tickets: £25 (£8 students, £5 under 18s) + booking fee*
*£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees
Another exciting and innovative concert-play from Clare Norburn to follow the successes at previous festivals of Breaking the Rules and Burying the Dead. As a scientist and philosopher, Galileo was the odd-one-out in a family of musicians. In this exploration of his ideas, music by Monteverdi, Kapsberger and Galileo’s own father and brother acts as a trigger to memory, transporting us back to his lectures and early experiments, and recalling matters of family, cosmology, and ultimately his betrayal and trial for heresy.
‘Deftly put together ... stayed long in the mind.’ The Observer
Imagine if Bach was a jazzman ... Baroque at the Edge, the innovative no-rules festival returns for a second year to ask leading musicians from all backgrounds to take baroque music and see where it leads them. No programme notes, no lectures: all you need to know is how to listen.