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The Enigma of Edward Elgar – Theatre At The Tabard

30 June @ 3:00 pm4:45 pm BST

Michael Lunts presents a one-man musical drama about the life of Edward Elgar, focusing on the complex relationship he had with his beloved wife Alice.

The friends who inspired the famous ‘Enigma Variations’ are also brought to life as, following the death of Alice, Elgar’s senior by a number of years, the composer muses on the origins of that first acknowledged masterpiece, a work that put him on the musical map, and which may never have seen the light of day but for Alice’s encouragement and inspiration. But what of the other women hidden within the work’s ‘musical portraits’? And who, ultimately, was Edward Elgar? Was he the real ‘enigma’? In this performance the Enigma Variations are played live in a special piano transcription made by Elgar himself, as well as the ever-popular ‘Salut d’Amour’, dedicated to the composer’s wife.

Of some of Michael’s previous one-man shows, toured around the world, critics have written:

“A seamless interweaving of words and music… a performance of unmistakeable distinction” Guardian

“Spellbinding study of Chopin” The Independent

“Michael Lunts’s facility at the piano makes this portrait of Schubert pleasingly credible… A most attractive evening’s theatre.” The Stage

When

Sunday 30 June 2024, 3pm – 4.45pm

Tickets

From £15, book at tabard.org.uk.

Details

Date:
30 June
Time:
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm BST
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Venue

Theatre at the Tabard
2 Bath Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1LW United Kingdom + Google Map
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Custom Order
100

Details

Date:
30 June
Time:
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm BST
Event Categories:
, , ,

Venue

Theatre at the Tabard
2 Bath Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1LW United Kingdom + Google Map
View Venue Website

Other

Custom Order
100