By Jean Anouilh
Presented by TeatroLatino
Directed by Kristine Landon-Smitho
Translation by Jeremy Sams
‘BANG, BANG, BANG. That’s love for you…”
Fizzing comedy and catastrophe collide in Multi award-winning director Kristine Landon-Smith’s revival of The Orchestra, the neglected classic by celebrated French dramatist Jean Anouilh.
A third-rate orchestra in a French spa town play time worn musical arrangements to an indifferent audience. In between the musical interludes, idle chit chat reveals the power struggles that lurk behind the ensemble’s shiny veneer.
As the overture descends into an intoxicating symphony of piercing jealousy, bizarre gossip and thwarted emotions, the musicians reach an unexpected finale – but the music goes jauntily on…
Post Show Q&A on 5 Feb
Terri Paddock chats to director Kristine Landon-Smith, the cast and special guest Jeremy Sams, who translated Anouilh’s work.
Jeremy Sams is also a theatre director, lyricist and translator of plays and opera libretti as well as a composer, orchestrator and musical director. He’s won a BAFTA for ‘Best Music’ and the 2005 Ivor Novello award for ‘Best Score for a Feature Film’.