After Party10:00 PM, Monday 29 June, 2015
International Anthony Burgess Centre
In October 1820, Franz Schubert and his closest friends gathered together in a Viennese drinking-house to celebrate art, freedom and love. Before the evening had ended they were arrested by the secret police – their fractured circle never to be complete again.
Innovative music theatre company Re:Sound recreates this eventful evening in the familiar environment of the modern-day drinking house. Featuring a cast of four actor-musicians as Schubert and his close circle of friends, and with a new script by Katharine Armitage, the company welcomes the audience into Schubert’s world, away from the formality of the concert hall, to be thrown instead into a personal encounter of friendship, humour, revolution and loss.