Another lovely review for THE EMPEROR & THE NIGHTINGALE, this time in Egremont2Day: “Composer and music director Richard Atkinson has to be praised along with the actors for the incredible music – all of which was live and performed on stage”.
Many thanks to Ken Powell for his kind words.
You can read the full review here: http://www.egremont2day.co.uk/theatre-review-the-emperor-the-nightingale-at-theatre-by-the-lake/
The tech rehearsals for THE EMPEROR & THE NIGHTINGALE at Theatre by the Lake are under way. The show previews on Friday night, and Opens on Saturday. You can see all the production details and book tickets here: https://www.theatrebythelake.com/production/14733/The-Emperor-The-Nightingale?startdate=2016-11-26
Rehearsals have started today for the Christmas show at Theatre by the Lake. This year’s production is THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE – Neil Duffield‘s reworking of the tale by Hans Anderson, set in ancient China. The piece will be performed by 8 talented actor musicians, and features a score written by myself, and which is heavily influenced by traditional Chinese music. Day 1 has consisted of introducing the cast to some of the new instruments they will be tackling, including the Guzheng and the Dizi, and starting to learn some of the songs. We also had a fabulous read through of the script, and got to see the amazing set and costume designs by Martin Johns. Tomorrow will see the start of getting the show on it’s feet with Director Ian Forrest and movement director Bronya Deutsch. If you’re up near the Lakes this Christmas then please feel free to come and catch the show, which previews on Nov 25th, and opens on the 26th: https://www.theatrebythelake.com/production/14733/The-Emperor-The-Nightingale
I’m happy to announce that my next project as a composer will be back at Theatre by the lake with THE RIVALS by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
The play is part of the summer rep season at the theatre and will run from 29th July to 4th November, alongside five other plays.
Full details of the production can be found here: