Play | A House on Middagh Street

On 22nd June, Sarah made her writer-director debut with her play, A House on Middagh Street, commissioned by the Britten-Pears Foundation for performance at the Pumphouse during the Aldeburgh Festival. This immersive performance is set in the house in Brooklyn where Benjamin Britten, WH Auden, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee lived during the Second World War in an extraordinary creative maelstrom, where novels (including the pulp classic, The G-String Murders), operas and poems were written, but the washing up never got done.

Premiered at the Pumphouse Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh Festival 2018
Written & directed by Sarah Gabriel
Produced by the Britten-Pears Foundation

Music by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and Benjamin Britten

With guest ‘appearances’ by Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Aaron Copland, Igor and Vera Stravinsky, Lotte Lenya, Kurt Weill and others

Information on 2019 performances to come.

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