Orpheus - Battersea Arts Centre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
AWARD-winning Little Bulb Theatre are presenting a new production of Orpheus, mythology’s most haunting love story, at Battersea Arts Centre – from April 16 to May 11, 2013.
The eight-piece orchestral ensemble are transporting Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall to a 1930’s Parisian music hall, where they have cast legendary guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt in the eponymous lead role.
Set to a live score of Hot Club jazz and presented with a generous dose of 20th Century glamour, the story follows Orpheus on his ill-fated descent to the underworld to rescue his greatest love, Eurydice.
The original 20th Century organ has been partially restored for use in what is described as a playful production brimming with music, myth and mirth.
Performances will be accompanied by live musical interludes and late night dancing on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tickets: £10 (April 15 to 20); £17.50, £12.50 concessions (April 22 to May 4); and £20, £15 concessions (May 5 to 11). Available from the box office on 020 7223 2223 or online at www.bac.org.uk/
Times: 7.30pm, plus 2.30pm matinee.
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes.