The exciting new collaboration from critically acclaimed artist Mel Brimfield and award-winning composer Gwyneth Herbert.

26th January to 27th January . 7:30pm (Tues), 7pm (Wed) & 8:30pm (Wed) .
£20 table seats (£15 concessions) · £15 stalls (£8 concessions) · £10 balcony (£8 concessions) 

Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert present a fictitious lost musical reconstructed in fragments, centred around the lives of British sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Starring Tony Award-winner Frances Ruffelle (Les Miserables, Piaf) as Barbara Hepworth, Laurence Olivier nominee Andrew C. Wadsworth (Oklahoma, Kiss Me Kate) as Henry Moore, and Hugh Ross (Passion, Woman in Black) as The Critic. Featuring Gwyneth Herbert, her band and the Starling Arts Choirs.

Sir Henry Moore straddled the globe like a mighty colossus of Modernism, hoisting the flag for a thrilling new muscular breed of British sculpture, to the universal and enduring rapture of critics and public alike. 

Barbara Hepworth went to college with him.

For two nights only, (before the inevitable Broadway transfer), a stellar cast brings this extraordinary story to life in a multitude of unexpected ways. See our durable hero Henry throw off the shackles of his humble Yorkshire roots to conquer the world. Meet our plucky heroine Barbara, languishing in his long shadow – just a little woman chipping away at an impossible dream... to stand on the shoulders of giants and carve out a niche of her own. 

Amidst a vivid collage of behind-the-scenes “documentary” footage, recontextualised archive material and a live TV chat show, expect heart-wrenching power ballads, toe-tapping swing-alongs and jaw-dropping show-stoppers... with West End stars and world-class musicians, high-kicking chorus lines and breathtaking set design... magic, mystery, and a rigorous historiographical interrogation of the modernist legacy.


Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation
The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to the imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. It works with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts. For more information on the Jerwood Charitable Foundation visit: www.jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org

They like it

  • A remarkably gifted talent

    The Guardian on Gwyneth Herbert

  • With her hilarious but affectionate deflation of performative pomposity, Brimfield has done for the history of performance art[...] what the comedian Billy Dainty did for classical ballet.

    David Briers, Art Monthly

  • Bar Food

    This month, Bliss Catering will be serving food Tuesday - Saturday (excluding Friday 29th January) before the shows from 5:30pm and snacks during the intervals. Click here to view the full menu: January2016Food.pdf.

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