“It was like a beautiful dream I didn’t want to wake up from”
Those were the lovely words of one audience member after last year’s ‘Think of a Song’.
In that show, I presented the audience with stories behind a series of songs but then… didn’t sing them. Instead, I played them through in my mind, creating silences that allowed space for each to form his or her own interpretation.
For ‘Think of a Sequel’, I’m handing the interpretation over to top-flight musicians Tony Orrell (drums) Veryan Weston (keys) and James Watts (reeds), each of whom is steeped in the art of improvisation. They won’t know the songs but will base their music on the stories I tell. I will then deliver a new version of each song, over the backing provided.
This will be a unique experiment, including anecdote, observation, improvisation and a couple of surprises along the way. It will (as all good Fringe shows should) be challenging but – above all – thoroughly entertaining.
And don’t take my word for it. Just ask Anjela (quoted above)!
See you there.
8pm (doors 7:30)
Old Theatre Royal Bath