Produced by Nine Muses Opera
Recording available for 28 days after broadcast
There is also a live performance of A Time of Empty Tales at The Cockpit Theatre at 21:00-21:40, Monday 14th September 2020.
This broadcast includes a recording of the live performance, and additional live content.
Music: Georgia Barnes
Words: Catherine Strong
The Lost One is trapped in a nightmarish trance. She awakens in a decrepit basement to the greeting of the sinister Friend who begins to steer her into the chaos of addiction and religious fundamentalism. Surrounded by dreams and ghost stories she cannot control, her storytelling is her one defence.
A Time of Empty Tales is an adaptation of the literary classic ‘A Thousand and One Nights’ translated through opera.
Addressing themes of religious fundamentalism, feminism and the power of the storyteller, A Time of Empty Tales explores the strength of the female protagonist.
Additional content for the broadcast:
Scheherazade or ‘The Lost One’s Tale’ would have been left untold a few months ago. But, thanks to Tête à Tête, The Cockpit Theatre and the Internet’s help, the Lost One will be able to tell her story.
Follow the performance, interviews, insights into theatrical makeup and the rehearsal process on our live stream on the 16th September.
Or come to watch our live performance on the 14th September where you will watch the magic of hundreds of years of history unfold into modern day.
We look forward to sharing a tale of fundamentalism, feminism and storytelling with you.
We hope that you enjoy the song.
All ages (mostly adults)
Live Broadcast: Wednesday 16th September - 6:00pm
Duration: 1 hour