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raised of £2,500 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £433 to Fund the production and filming of the new musical drama ‘Silence and Joy’ by Sue Blundell, and future live productions in 2021.

    Funded on Monday, 22nd February 2021

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    Actors and musicians join forces to tell the story of an exquisite piece of music, and the three men behind its creation.

    Our new musical drama presents Lloyd Morris as the troubled composer Ludwig van Beethoven, Ben Scheck as the black virtuoso violinist George Bridgetower, and Matthew Coulton as Ferdinand Ries, the piano student who helps to bring the two together. The outcome is an intense but stormy relationship and the first performance of the work now known as the Kreutzer Sonata.

    The show celebrates both the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and Black History Month in October 2020.

    Since our live performances of the play have had to be postponed during the COVID-19 epidemic, our brilliant team has worked hard to produce an online recording of the first act which will be premiered at 8pm on Friday 30th October on YouTube and will then be available to watch any time after.

    Funds raised through this campaign will go towards the costs of filming and editing the show’s first Act and towards future live productions planned for spring 2021, when we hope theatres will once again be opening their doors.



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      • Front Room Concerts

        Front Room Concerts

        Dec 13, 2020

        Thank You!


      • Anonymous


        Nov 25, 2020

        Very creative production. Thank you.

      • Anonymous


        Nov 10, 2020

        Very entertaining


      • Marge


        Nov 2, 2020

        Well done, most entertaining 👍💖


      • Ros Carne

        Ros Carne

        Nov 1, 2020

        Well done. I found this very enjoyable and extremely informative. I look forward to Act Two.


      • Anonymous


        Nov 1, 2020

        Thanks for a really creative piece of musical theatre, cleverly adapted for a socially-distanced performance screened online.

      • Anonymous


        Oct 31, 2020

        Wishing you every success with this.

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      The Waldegrave Ensemble are a flexible group who set out to embrace new ways to engage their audiences during their performances; incorporating storytelling or theatre into performances or collaborating with dancers and using visual stimulus to enrich their listeners experiences.

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