Mozart's Requiem 1992. This night changes the paths of several stars in the cosmos: A banned girl with strange powers sits in the auditorium with the cancer sick daughter of the clarinetist in the orchestra. By the end of the concert, they will be in a spaceship together, trying to resolve their fates.
creative verse translation
gathered from all the land
unite to know the sovereign’s heart.
Giving them to father’s old hand,
kindness likewise moves my love to guard.
Could he flinch at all at filial love?
I leave this new world, returning back home.
I take up armour, shielding father alone.
english back translation
the folkman's tale
LATE 70s, LONDON(-ish).
After folk legend Billie Knell has died, Imogen and her mother Rosie struggle to keep their Coffee House going, in spite of the influence her father has had on the music world. Once a centre for folk music and new art, Imogen feels stuck and responsible for its recent decline with the rise of what will be known as 'popular music'. She is joined by two characters from folk songs in her hour of need, and together, they venture to keep her father's legacy alive at all costs. But they haven't come to help her in the way Imogen's imagined exactly...
The Folkman's Tale premiered on 17 May 2019 at RSC's The Other Place in Stratford-upon Avon.
Imogen - Panka Paksuj
Frances / Hedgehog - Olivia Dutson
Joan / Pearl-haired Girl - Izabel Azar
Rosie - Rachel Bewley