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Play // A House on Middagh Street

  • The Great Hall, Dartington Totnes Devon TQ9 6EL (map)

Commissioned by the Britten-Pears Foundation and premiered at the Pump House, Aldeburgh during the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival, A House on Middagh Street is an 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 Gypsy’s pulp classic, The G-String Murders), operas and poems were written, but the washing up never got done.

Written by Sarah Gabriel
Directed by Richard Williams

Performed by kind permission of 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

Tickets are available here.