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I, Spie - Stranraer Music for All
I, Spie - Stranraer Music for All

Fri, 14 Jun


Ryan Centre

I, Spie - Stranraer Music for All

The imagined story of John Dowland, as he combines his life as a court musician/composer with the Elizabethan espionage underworld.

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Time & Location

14 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 20:50

Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Rd, Stranraer DG9 7AP, UK

About the event

Centred around an extraordinary letter written by Renaissance composer/lutenist John Dowland to spymaster Sir Robert Cecil in 1595, this spell-binding concertplay (where music and theatre collide) by award-winning writer Clare Norburn and BAFTA-nominated director Nicholas Renton imagines what might have happened next.

I, Spie tells the story of how John Dowland manages to foil an Italian plot on the life of Queen Elizabeth I and his ensuing grisly dealings with the Secret Service. Think Blackadder meets Spooks with music by Dowland, his contemporaries, and Elizabethan tavern, street and courtly masque music.

This performance is supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation and The W M Mann Foundation.

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