When: 15th November – 3rd December 2016
Where: Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the show
What is it?
All the Right Notes is a new festival, celebrating what happens when gigs and theatre meet. The festival will take place at Camden People’s Theatre in London, from Tuesday 15th November to Saturday 3rd December.
All the Right Notes will feature theatre-makers whose work is driven by live music, and music acts whose work is audaciously theatrical. The event will be programmed in partnership with DJ and journalist Joe Muggs.
Rachel Mars’ Our Carnal Hearts, 24th and 25th November, is an exploration of envy, told against the backdrop of a surround sound, and live choral score. Mingbeast will return with Awful Things Can Happen At Any Time, from 29th November to 3rd December. Awful Things is a portrait of two wannabe rockstars forming the band they’ve always wanted to be in.
DoppelDanger, 17th to 19th November, is the first work from She Goat, a new company formed by Eugenie Pastor and Shamira Turner (associate artists of Little Bulb Theatre and real life doppelgangers). The show is a theatrical live music gig, drawing on influences as varied as 90s girl band pop, Franz Schubert, alt-folk, and Jean-Baptiste Rameau’s harpsichord compositions, in an exploration of doubling and multiplication.
Alongside the theatre bill, journalist and DJ Joe Muggs has programmed a line up of musicians whose work includes elements of theatricality and storytelling.
Aisha Orzbayeva & Tim Etchells’ Seeping Through on 26th November, is a rolling improvisation, combining spoken text and music. Flowdan, one of the foremost figures and greatest storytellers in UK Grime, will perform an unplugged set on 18th November, with his unique, narrative lyrics stripped from their soundsystem context. The Memory Band, on 25th November, will present a distinctive blend of spoken word, field recordings, and folklore, mixed with traditional British music forms and digital machinery.
To celebrate the launch of the festival, for one night only, the UK’s most exciting theatre-makers will sack off their scripts, turn their amps up to eleven, and play some tunes. The line-up will include Mingbeast, She Goat, Conrad Murray (Beats & Elements) and Chris Brett Bailey (This is How We Die). And Will Dickie aims to bring the festival to a close, in riotous fashion, with The Rave Space; a live art DJ set, situated between rave and religious experience.
Camden People’s Theatre is a central London space, dedicated year-round to supporting early-career artists, particularly those making work about issues that matter to people right now.
More info: www.cptheatre.co.uk