Browsing All posts tagged under »Oliver Coates«

Stick or twist: production assistant Aaron Marsden on transforming the Howard Assembly Room into a casino

November 14, 2011


The concept behind The Gambler, taking place on Thursday 17 November, is to turn the Howard Assembly Room into a 19th century Russian casino for the evening, to host a performance of music and acting based on Dostoyevsky’s book by the same name. The beauty of this idea is that the audience will be sat in […]

Projects Manager Jo Nockels on working with rising star Mara Carlyle

April 26, 2011


Her voice mixes birdsong-esque clarity and warmth, with something earthier...

From Conception to Cradle

April 7, 2011


In a time when ‘One Born Every Minute’ on Channel 4 television draws viewing figures of over 800,000 per episode, birth obviously retains its eternal fascination, in all its medical detail, joy and sleepless nights. Although everyone on earth has been through it, perhaps birth is still one of life’s last few mysteries? Life Cycle […]

Life Cycle… we are counting

March 10, 2011


With just three days to go until the premiere of Life Cycle at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 13 March, here are some more of Toby Litt’s lyrics from the series of twenty songs, composed by Emily Hall for voice, piano and cello. Life Cycle is a performance of one hour following the journey from conception […]

Life Cycle… the journey continues

March 7, 2011


A selection of lyrics from new Opera North Projects commission, Life Cycle, written by Toby Litt

From Conception to Cradle – Life Begins

March 3, 2011


A brand new song series, Life Cycle, charting one woman’s progress on her journey to becoming a mother, premieres next week as part of the WOW-Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre, London. The series of twenty songs about creating and nurturing life is less frequently explored in music and has been commissioned by […]