Event The Soldier's Tale
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Venue Wilton's Music Hall, London, England
First Date 29 November 2007
Last Date 1 December 2007
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Set at the end of the First World War it tells the tale of a violin-playing soldier who is cruelly tricked into selling his soul to the devil as he returns home from battle. Usually played by an actor who mimes the notoriously tricky violin part, here the role of the soldier has been re-conceived by Anthony, in collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated director Lawrence Evans. In this fully staged production, merging drama, music, dance, film and physical theatre, Anthony leads members of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields from the violin whilst portraying the condemned tragic hero.
Description Source Press Release
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Subjects World War 1
Name Function Notes
Walter van Dyk Actor Narrator
Eric Tessier-Lavigne Choreographer
Igor Stravinsky Composer
Lawrence Evans Director
Alison Balsom Trumpeter
Anthony Marwood Violinist Soldier
Production Nationality England
Further Information Tonight, after a triumphant regional tour, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields' extraordinary version of Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale will come full-circle by returning to the theatre where it first became a hit two years ago. With violinist Anthony Marwood still officiating as the soldier, and with an ensemble now beefed up by the addition of trumpeter Alison Balsom, it will be perfectly a
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Event Identifier 130125