With Gweneth-Ann Rand (Soprano)
24 Italian Songs and Arias // 7.30pm
A show about failure, by two award-winning failures.
After failing to win the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, 24 Italian Songs and Arias comes to The Yard: a recital, an opera, a gathering for (and by) those whose best isn’t always enough.
(Beloved) performance artist Brian Lobel failed to get into the State Choir. (Acclaimed) Soprano Gweneth-Ann Rand (4.48 Psychosis, Royal Opera House; Aida, English National Opera) failed to win at Cardiff Singer of the World.
These two magnificent failures have joined forces to create a show about trying your best, aiming to please and how we ever know if we are ‘good enough’.
With Andy Brown
Diana is Dead // 9pm
“When no one listens to you, all sorts of things start to happen” – Princess Diana 1995
Award-winning “extraordinary performer” Fk Alexander (The Herald) explodes the myth of Princess Diana.
In a collaboration with musician Andy Brown, notorious punk rock drummer, Fk pays surreal tribute to the complexity, the endurance and the tragic death of the People’s Princess.
Delving into the poisonous yet profitable relationship Diana had with the world’s media, Fk brings Diana into 2018. Tradition meets the hammer. A stiff upper lip meets beautiful destruction.
A barrage of images, hard-hitting physical action and industrial techno forge a fantasy world where Diana at last tastes revenge.
On Thursday 17th stick around after the second show in the double bill for music and performance by Nick Anderson and Alicia Jane Turner – free for all, from 10pm until 2am.
Access tickets are priced at £17 and can be booked online. We offer free tickets for companions and these must be booked over the phone (020 3111 0570) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Double bill tickets are priced at £20 / £17 concessions. Buy two or more double bills and get 20% off your order. Buy a festival pass for £55 to see all NOW 19 shows