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TANSY DAVIES/NICK DRAKE: CAVE

A search for survival

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In the cavernous warehouse space of the Printworks, this new music theatre work follows a grieving man’s quest for survival in a devastated world. Desperate to connect one last time with his daughter, he enters a dark cave, triggering a journey into an underworld of spirits. This latest project furthers the successful collaboration between Tansy Davies and writer Nick Drake following their opera Between Worlds (2015) which won the 2016 British Composers Award for Stage Work. Cave stars tenor Mark Padmore, mezzo-soprano Elaine Mitchener and is directed by Lucy Bailey and conducted by Geoffrey Paterson.

Tansy Davies / Nick Drake Cave (world premiere)
 

Mark Padmore tenor
Elaine Mitchener mezzo-soprano
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Sound Intermedia sound design
London Sinfonietta

Creative team
Tansy Davies composer
Nick Drake libretto
Lucy Bailey director
Mike Britton designer
Jack Knowles lighting designer
 

Produced by the London Sinfonietta in association with the Royal Opera

Commission supported by the Britten-Pears Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation
Davies at times reaches that place of emotional embodiment only music can capture, and wraps it in a dark yet cathartic embrace Arts Desk

Listen to our Cave podcast

Featuring interviews with Tansy Davies, Nick Drake and Mark Padmore.

 

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    The Printworks
    Surrey Quays Rd
    London SE16 7PJ

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    The Printworks
    Surrey Quays Rd
    London SE16 7PJ

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    The Printworks
    Surrey Quays Rd
    London SE16 7PJ

  • £16, £24, £30 (plus booking fee)

    Venue: (view map)

    The Printworks
    Surrey Quays Rd
    London SE16 7PJ

  • £16, £24, £30 (plus booking fee)

    Venue: (view map)

    The Printworks
    Surrey Quays Rd
    London SE16 7PJ