Following the success of Burn Bright’s digitally commissioned pilot, Better In Person (led by Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley) is continuing the series with the next instalment which will amplify Black women’s voices and stories. I spoke with Better…
Emma Clarendon chatted to Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley about their new not-for-profit organisation, Burn Bright.
‘There is no doubt that this is the first of many events from the Burn Bright family. A family that has staked it very existence on the fact that we need a seismic shift in the way we create, present and support theatre.’
Meet the new odd couple on the block, Laquaya and Elyot (performers Nina Barker-Francis and Timothy O’Hara) with rehearsal pictures from Essence, which premieres at VAULT Festival next month. Book your tickets now!
Tale of unlikely friends thrown together by circumstance, Essence will premiere at VAULT Festival, London’s biggest, boldest and wildest arts and entertainment festival. Book your tickets now!
Muted is tender and thoughtful, beautifully reflective in the way it probes into the different ways in which we grieve. And it uses its structure well, songs are less about narrative propulsion but saying what the characters don’t yet have the emotional articulacy to say out loud.
It’s not a big, showy American musical, but one that is distinctly and quietly British. With more development and dramaturgical support, Muted will really shine.
It’s a brave ask that has any composers title their show Muted – a name that by its very nature suppresses aural beauty. In this new musical that has been a long time in development, we meet Michael a former rock singer, who has been left mute following the traumatic death of his mother.
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Muted, A New British Musical premieres at The Bunker, London’s new underground venue, where it runs from 7 December 2016 to 7 January 2017. I chatted to Sarah about the piece…
A brand new theatre, named The Bunker, is opening in a former underground car park in Southwark Street, with an inaugural season that includes new drama from Philip Ridley and a world premiere British musical, Muted.
Muted, being staged in a concert performance in early February, looks like an interesting and exciting venture, with the gig being timed to mark its album’s launch. Penned by the double-hyphened partnership of Tim Prottey-Jones and Tori Allen-Martin from Sarah Henley’s book, Muted re-works the original musical After The Turn, a 2012 production that itself received much acclaim with Mark Shenton dubbing it “the British Rent”.