Tue, 23 May|
Ralli Hall, Hove
Into the Melting Pot + Singing Workshop (optional) - Brighton Fringe Festival
Spain 1492: a Jewish woman's last night in Seville is haunted by stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women, their plaintive songs and lively Spanish medieval music. Singing Workshop: 5.45pm - 6.30pm
Time & Location
23 May 2023, 19:30 – 21:15
Ralli Hall, Hove, 81 Denmark Villas BN3 3TH, UK
About the event
“Last night’s performance was so utterly moving - a human story brought to life… a collaborative wondrous experience that touched every part of my being.”
Audience member (2022)
A concertplay (where music and theatre collide) written by Clare Norburn and directed by BAFTA-nominated Nicholas Renton.
Spain, 1492. At twilight on her final night in Seville, a Jewish woman, played by Suzanne Ahmet (@sohoplace, The King’s Head Theatre, Chester Storyhouse), lights the lamps. She is being forced to leave Spain and set sail for an uncertain future. Her story echoes down the ages to the personal stories of people affected by politics and war today. She tunes into voices of a community of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women from across the Spanish peninsula.
Down the centuries, women’s stories of integration, love, the rich cultural heritage of the Spanish peninsula and racial intolerance are played out to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs and lively medieval music performed live by The Telling, with full staging and stunning lighting. Be transported back to 15th-century Seville!
Each half will last 40-45mins. Refreshments will be available during the interval of approx. 20 minutes.
Plus, ahead of the show at 5.45pm-6.30pm, join singer Clare Norburn who will guide you through how to sing a few numbers from the performance. All welcome. No experience necessary. Entry to the workshop is included in the show ticket price or can be booked separately.
Suzanne Ahmet, actor as Blanca the Jewish woman (subject to availability)
Clare Norburn, singer / writer
Maya Levy, singer
Lizzie Gutteridge, recorders
Giles Lewin, oud
Joy Smith, harp & percussion
Supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation, Arts Council England, Angel Early Music and Scops Arts Trust.
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Standard Ticket + Workshop
Tickets include access to an optional workshop at 5.45pm-6.30pm to learn how to sing a few numbers from the show. No experience necessary.£20.00Sale ended
Concession Ticket + Workshop
Our priority is to make our concerts as accessible as possible, therefore we don't limit Concession tickets to those of a certain age, but leave it up to your discretion as to what you can afford. We are a small arts organisation and need all the monetary (and otherwise) support we can get, but our top priority is ensuring you can come to our show! Tickets include access to an optional workshop at 5.45pm-6.30pm to learn how to sing a few numbers from the show. No experience necessary.£16.00Sale ended