Concerts at Keele: The Telling

Into the Melting Pot

A combination of music and theatre which fuses a plethora of extraordinary instruments including the Arabic oud and sounds from the rich cultural heritage of the Iberian Peninsula in the Middle Ages.

Spain. July 1492: the deadline for the expulsion of the Jews is days away. At twilight a Jewish woman lights the lamps and starts up her spinning wheel. It is her last night in Seville. She tunes into voices of a community of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women from across the Spanish peninsula.
Down the centuries, women’s stories of integration, love, the rich cultural heritage and racial intolerance are played out to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs and lively medieval Cantigas and instrumentals.

Clare Norburn & Ariane Prüssner voices
Joy Smith harp, percussion
Giles Lewin, oud
Fatima Lahham, recorders
Suzanne Ahmet actor as The Jewish woman, Blanca
Nicholas Renton Director
Natalie Rowland Lighting Designer
Play by Clare Norburn

"the most memorable concert I have ever been to"
Audience Feedback, Lympstone, Devon

With thanks to The Marchus Trust

Standard £16 | Student £5 | Keele Music Student and 16 & Under FREE

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New Vic Theatre, Etruria Rd, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 0JG
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