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Friday 05th April, 8pm


By Michael Pinchbeck

A unique musical experience inspired by Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and featuring world-renowned concert pianist, Nicholas McCarthy. (The only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music. He has performed around the globe, including the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games).

Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a piano concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War. Assassin, Gavrilo Princip, is in prison, his withered arm tied up with piano wire. Together they weave a true story that spans 100 years.

Concerto is a deconstructed and re-orchestrated exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music to overcome tragedy.

A conductor will become an assassin. An audience will become an orchestra. And a pianist will play.

“Intelligent and intellectual, neat and messy, highly authored and highly collaborative”

Alex Kelly, Third Angel

“Michael Pinchbeck is a terrific theatre-maker”

The Guardian

“Ravel’s biography in all its lyrical poetry of the lost”

Leicester Mercury

£12 / £8 students

FREE after show ‘In Conversation With’

Please note: this performance takes place at Firth Hall and not the Drama Studio.

£12 / £8 concessions

Running 65 mins