|Photographer: Ted Mendez|
Lands of Glass
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.
Winner: Title Pending new theatre award
Book your tickets:
8.30pm, 29 July, Battersea Arts Centre preview
7.30pm, 31 July, National Glass Centre presented by Sunderland Stages
4.35pm, 1-24 August (except 5, 12, 16 & 19), Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival
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
Presented in association with Northern Stage and Sunderland Stages. Developed at Battersea Arts Centre
Check out photographs of our work-in-progress performance at Battersea Arts Centre, taken by Ted Mendez.