SAVAGE WATER

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.

 

THE EMPRESS

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.