Tuesday 28 June 2022

The Telling's Empowered Women

The Telling
The Telling

The Telling are taking three of Clare Norburn's concert plays on tour under the title, The Empowered Women Trilogy, from 23 July to 18 September 2022 in places that often miss out on touring networks including Wolverhampton, South Cumbria, Manningtree, Folkestone, Conwy (North Wales) and Lympstone (Exmouth), as well as London, Lewes, Cardiff and Liverpool.

Directed by Nicholas Renton, and starring actors Teresa Banham, Suzanne Ahmet and Anna Demetriou alongside the singers and musicians from The Telling, the three plays Into the Melting Pot, Vision and Unsung Heroine tell the stories of three very different Medieval women (two real, one imagined) who take their lives into their own hands. In the Melting Pot is the story of Bianca, a Jewish woman facing expulsion from Spain and setting sail for an uncertain future as ordered by the Spanish Catholic Monarchs in 1492. Vision is the imagined testimony of the composer and mystic Hildegard of Bingen. Set in Provence in the 12th century Unsung Heroine is the story of female troubadour Countess Beatriz de Dia.

Back in 2020 I chatted to Clare Norburn about her concert plays and her work with The Telling, see my interview.

Full details from The Telling's website.

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