’Unsung Heroine’ - The Telling’s music-drama about Beatriz de Dia
Early Music biographical ‘concert-drama’ by playwright/ singer Clare Norburn. Following her ‘Vision’ at a packed St Paul’s in March about the first known female composer Hildegard of Bingen, ‘Unsung Heroine’ constructs the 12th century Provençal story of Beatriz de Dia, the first woman troubadour – or singer-songwriter in today’s language!
Norburn’s London-based international Medieval group, The Telling, has actress Anna Demetriou as Beatriz, Norburn singing, and instrumental experts Joy Smith and Giles Lewis providing harp and percussion, medieval bagpipes and fiddle. Plaintive balladeering and romping dance music with direction by Nicholas Renton (TV, movies), lighting by Natalie Rowland.
Beatriz, as well as enemies at court, has a tormented big love.
“The music is gorgeous,” says Anna Demetriou. “Clare has written an honest memoir of a real woman in time, and her voice beautifully showcases these forgotten songs in history. It's human, it’s truthful, it's a bit funny.
Doors & Cafe at 5.45pm (unreserved seating), performance at 6.15pm.
Tickets: £13 Adult, £11 Adult with paying Under-19(s), £11 Worthing Symphony Society members, £5 Under-26 or Student; £1 Under-19.
Concert details, tickets link and TRAILER VIDEO of Music In Oxford performance at www.facebook.com/events/386913162009827/
St Paul’s Worthing, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1EE
Sun 13 Oct 2019