Choreographed by Ashley Page
Directed by Peter Mumford and Terry Braun
A dance piece specially made for TV. Those were the days. The last section takes place in a flooded room. Beautiful! The muted trumpet solo is by John Lunn (amazingly enough, since he doesn’t play the trumpet).
THE MATHEMATICS OF A KISS
Libretto by Antony Minghella
Music by John Lunn and OG
Directed by Emma Burge
With Nigel Robson, Tim Yealland, Marie Angel.
Recorded by Philip Bagenal.
A scientist, analysing the meeting of two lovers, becomes emotionally involved. Short opera, made specially for television.
Libretto by David Gale
Designed by Bruce Maclean
Directed by Jane Thorburn
with Amanda Dean, Mike Ahearne (Warrior from Gladiators), Richard Suart
Music recorded by Philip Bagenal
Based on The Empress of Newfoundland by Frank Wedekind, a tryout for Lulu. The young Empress Felissa is prescribed marriage as the only cure for her depression, but she rejects a succession of suitors representing power, intellect and imagination in favour of the muscleman Holthoff.
A hilarious libretto, including some brilliant use of nonsense language.
DUETS WITH AUTOMOBILES
With Jeyaverni Jeganathan, Vidya Thirunarayan, Savitha Shekhar.
Singers: Jackie Horner, Manickam Yogeswaran, Jeremy Birchall
Jathis (spoken rhythms) by Karaikudi Krishnamurthy.
Choreographed by Shobana Jeyasingh
Directed by Terry Braun
Dance piece made specially for TV. Women dance in a traditional men’s realm – the corporate architecture of the city.
NOT EVEN GOD IS WISE ENOUGH
with Patterson Joseph
Directed by Danny Boyle
Anarchic comedy written by Biyi Bandele, about a chancer who has to face the reality of his seriously ill father dying in hospital.