Thursday 11 February 2016 at 7.30pm


Southwark Playhouse


Part of our 2015/16 Southbank Centre Residency: as the Queen Elizabeth Hall closes for refurbishment, we venture out to venues including Southwark Playhouse, The Coronet Theatre and St John’s Smith Square

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0844 875 0073

Samantha Fernando New Work in four movements (world premiere of a London Sinfonietta commission)

Short stories read by Lisa Dwan:
Raymond Carver What we Talk About When we Talk About Love
Jhumpa Lahiri A Temporary Matter
Lydia Davis The Silence of Mrs Iln  
Lydia Davis
Lost Things

Join us as we take up a week-long residency at Southwark Playhouse and explore the intricate links between music and storytelling. Personal, compelling and deeply powerful, four short stories read by Lisa Dwan traverse the challenges of personal relationships at different stages through life. A new work by RPS award-winning composer Samantha Fernando intersperses the words, giving space for a different kind of listening. Retreat inside your own world and let the musical interludes add depths of meaning to the stories.

Lisa Dwan reader
John Lloyd Davies director
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
London Sinfonietta

Samantha Fernando’s work has been commissioned by London Sinfonietta Entrepreneurs Michael & Patricia McLaren-Turner and an Elliott Carter legacy.

Blue Touch Paper is where we light the fuse of new work, with different art forms in alternative spaces. Projects are supported by London Sinfonietta Entrepreneur Anthony Mackintosh and the Garrick Charitable Trust.

Attend one of our concerts as part of your Arts Award, a national qualification inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. 


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0844 875 0073

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Concession price: Under 26s

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Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway