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Photograph of performers dancing in front of drummer Tom Bancroft on drums
Photographer: Ted Mendez

Lands of Glass

"Chiming, harmonising, enchanting"
★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

"Sparkling storytelling"
★ ★ ★ ★ The Herald Scotland

Ever heard a glass orchestra? An incredible band invites you to run away to the unforgettable town of Quinnipak.

There you’ll meet the glassmaker, dreaming of a crystal palace, the musician searching for notes only he can hear, and the orphan trying not to grow into the coat that is his destiny.

This music theatre adaptation brings best-selling Italian novelist Alessandro Baricco’s wonderful, hilarious world of imagination to UK audiences for the first time, featuring live music played on specially created glass instruments: marimbas, chimes, bells, even a Sauvignon-blancophone.

8pm, 26-28 February, Northern Stage
7.30pm, 25 March, Harrogate Theatre
7pm, 28 March, Trouble At Mill, Farsley, Leeds (Tickets on sale soon.)
More dates to be announced. Watch this space.

Performers: Tom Bancroft, Hannah Boyde, Brendan Murphy, Beccy Owen, Tom Walton
Based on the novel by Alessandro Baricco
Director: Annie Rigby
Designer: Andrew Stephenson
Dramaturg: Rosie Kellagher


Photograph of glass bells with percussion sticks lying below Photograph of performers dancing in front of Tom Bancroft on drums Photograph of Beccy Owen singing at the keyboard with performers on glass percussion behind Photograph of performer Tom Walton with a syringe of water being emptied over his head
Photograph of director Annie Rigby looking into the speaker end of a megaphone Photograph of percussionist Brendan Murphy's hands playing the Sauvignon-blanc-ophone, an instrument of wine-glasses Photograph of performer Tom Walton creeping forward and speaking into a microphone Photograph of director Annie Rigby holding out a copy of the novel, Lands of Glass


Check out photographs of our work-in-progress performance at Battersea Arts Centre, taken by Ted Mendez.

Produced by Little Mighty in association with Northern Stage. Developed at Battersea Arts Centre

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