I am delighted to be able to report an excellent reception of Breadcrumbs, my dramatic monologue for unaccompanied soprano (with cor anglais introduction) at this year’s Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival at Kings Place on 10 and 11 August.
Performed by Charlotte Richardson, soprano, and Clemmie Curd, cor anglais, the piece was directed by Omar Shahryar and was performed in the lower foyer space of Kings Place. In spite of some acoustic challenges, it received a very positive response from audiences, who declared it to be “amusing, engaging and original” in feedback, and a review by composer Robert Hugill on his website Planet Hugill described it as a “rather striking dramatic take on the familiar tale”.
Tête à Tête are currently editing a video of the performance, which will be added to this site when ready. In the meantime, we have some excellent photographs of the production by Festival photographer Claire Shovelton. Click on the thumbnails to view the full image.
You can view the full set of production photos at Tête à Tête’s Flickr account.