First performed in 2015 as part of the Beckett Festival, now revived as part of the Mountains to Sea literary festival in 2018 by kind permission of the T. S. Eliot Estate, this performance remains true to the rhythms and references of 1922.
Directed by Adrian Dunbar, with a specially commissioned score by composer Nick Roth, DLR’s Musician in Residence, and period film footage, this rare performative setting splits The Waste Land between four voices, taking as inspiration the idea of Sibylline Fragments – throwing letters in the air and making sense of them as they fall.
Details are as follows:
Director: Adrian Dunbar
Composer: Nick Roth
Voices: Anna Nygh, Orla Charlton, Frank McCusker, Stanley Townsend
Musicians: Alex Bonney, Nick Roth, Matthew Bourne, Riaan Vosloo, Simon Roth