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Birmingham Conservatoire present

Scoring a Century

Music by David Blake. Libretto by Keith Warner

Thu 4th - Sat 6th March 2010 at  7.30pm in The Main House
Matinee: Sat 6th at 2.30pm

This is a low entertainment for highbrows, or vice versa.  It is the history of Mr and Mrs Jedermann, a couple of song and dance merchants, and incidentally of the twentieth century too. 

The Jedermanns stumble through the momentous events, politics and social change of the last one hundred years, never ageing and only begrudgingly developing.  Their sole aim is to provide some songs and snatches, to raise a laugh or provoke a tear.  The form the piece adopts is more that of musical comedy than opera.  It is a modern Singspiel, a review of a century in nineteen panels.  There is dialogue and songs, but from time to time the action is interrupted by through-composed mini-operas which contain the serious, imaginative heart of the show.

This is an exciting world première performance involving a large cast of up and coming actors and singers from the Conservatoire’s internationally renowned Vocal and Operatic Studies department.

Directed by Keith Warner
Conducted by Lionel Friend
Designed by Jeremy Daker
Costume Design by Nicky Shaw
Lighting by John Bishop

Tickets: £12 (Concessions £9, Conservatoire Students £3.50)


Production links

Box Office: 0121 643 5858
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE. Company No: 699933, Charity No: 245054