All About and to a Female Artist
ALL ABOUT AND TO A FEMALE ARTIST
PREMIERED NOVEMBER 2015, SALFORD ARTS THEATRE
Thumb Contemporary Musical Ensemble and Salford Theatre Company in partnership with Salford City Council, Guinness Housing, Pendleton Co-operative, Salix Homes & University of Salford.
Composer Stuart Stevens
Conductor Dan Watson
Director Mark Croasdale
Orchestra Thumb Contemporary
A new work based on real-life letters received by Shelagh Delaney from strangers around the world after her debut play A Taste of Honey. This production combines elements of opera, musical, concert and theatre with actors, choir and orchestra sharing the stage to create a unique ensemble performance.
All About and To A Female Artist was revived in 2020 at Birmingham Royal Conservatoire, learn more here.
Choir Salford Arts Theatre
Actors Salford Arts Theatre
Orchestra Salford Arts Theatre
Performers Salford Arts Theatre
"... another challenging piece... The four actors on the stage, along with Thumb contemporary music ensemble, narrate these letters and criticisms with a wit, grace and humour that often belies the true venom and desperation that lurks within the words written on the page."