Upcoming Events


Time and date:
11/05 at 6:00 PM
Stratford Play House 14 Rother Street, CV37 6LU Stratford-upon-Avon
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Tuesday May 11th 2021, 6pm (Henry V) 8.30pm (Façade),  Stratford Play House

Please be aware that in the event that we no longer need to social distance in May 2021, the concerts will be combined to a single concert at 7:30pm with interval, with Henry V in the first half and Façade in the second half.

Henry V Concert

Henry V is the heroic score Walton provided for Laurence Olivier’s film of Shakespeare’s Henry V, stirring patriotic feelings during World War II. Tonight we get a rare chance to enjoy the chamber ensemble reduction by Ted Watson, a musician connected so strongly with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Work with Shakespeare connection TBC

Walton – Henry V

Conductor – Bruce O’Neil
Narrator – Kevin Whately

Choir: Papagena and friends

Façade Concert

William Walton was only 19 when he composed Façade, jazzy settings of surreal poetry by Edith Sitwell. Narrated through a megaphone from behind a painted curtain its premiere 100 years ago caused a furore. Today it is appreciated as one of the most delicious works in the English music catalogue.

Britten – Red Cockatoo
Walton – Façade

Conductor – Bruce O’Neil
Reciters – Tamsin Dalley & Roderick Williams

To be recorded by Somm Records