A Song Cycle
Libretto by Mark Ravenhill
Music by Conor Mitchell
Performed by Marc Almond
Directed by Hester Chillingworth
| Financial Times
Came the plague in 1665
One Hundred Thousand Dead
But I alive"
The award winning song cycle Ten Plagues
arrives at Wilton’s following it's hugely successful premiere at Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe in August 2011.
Based on eye-witness accounts of the 1665 London Plague, Ten Plagues
depicts an incredible journey through London in the midst the most deadly Plague imaginable. A one-man solo sung performance by Marc Almond, Ten Plagues
brings together the worlds of music, theatre and opera in a deeply moving and profoundly relevant piece of theatre.
This collaboration between playwright Mark Ravenhill and composer Conor Mitchell, previewed as a work-in-progress at as part of the Royal Court's Rough Cut
Featuring aromas from the streets of London, imagine the wooden buildings, the
traders and the Lavender sellers. Created by Geraldine Howard,
co-founder of Aromatherapy Associates.
moving, thought-provoking and allusive to contemporary contagions
(Ravenhill is HIV-positive), and seeing it inside a building erected
within the lifespan of plague survivors, on the very streets it
affected, adds to its power."
"Hypnotic, mesmerizing and heart-stoppingly beautiful. Almond is a revelation to behold" The New York Times
In association with the Traverse Theatre
Original Production Directed by Stewart Laing
Ten Plagues was first produced by and presented at the Traverse Theatre Company August 2011