Skip to main content
Toggle menu





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 in modern 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.


Please note that booking takes place on external sites.
The link will open in a new window.

  • 11 and 12 Feb 2016


    Southwark Playhouse
    77-85 Newington Causeway
    SE1 6BD