Philip Venables

Laura sings Olkahoma! at Manchester Opera Project

20 July 2017 - news

My ongoing collaboration with performer and composer Laura Bowler and director Patrick Eakin Young is being shown as a ‘work in progress’ at Manchester Opera Project on 27th July at Halle St Peter’s in Manchester. This project has been developed during two residency weeks at Snape Maltings courtesy of Aldeburgh Music, and it weaves together verbatim transcripts of the accounts of female rape survivors with other texts about rape culture and the patriarchy. It’s a difficult project and has been challenging for us to navigate, but we are making good progress. This showing will be about 20 minutes, and will be alongside other new monodramas by Ailís Ní Ríain and Michael Rose/Tom Jenks. We are really grateful to PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England for supporting this project.

Thursday July 27, 2017, 8.30pm at Halle St Peter’s, Ancoats, Manchester.

Tickets available here.

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