Commedia dell'arte

Punch, Pierrot & Pantelone

Thursday 2 November 2017 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

This year’s student Practical Project (overseen by Robert Hollingworth and Omar Shahryar) is a devised project inspired by commedia dell’arte, the improvised comedy of 16th to 18th century Italy which was highly influential in France before its cousin arrived in England as ‘Punch and Judy’.    In the 16th century madrigal comedies were inspired by it and later opera took up its characters (Figaro and others).  The form inspired music by Orazio Vecchi, Pergolesi, Stravinsky and many others but – in typical ‘Prac Proj’ style – who knows what the evening will bring?

Performance also on Friday 3 November

Tickets: £10; concessions £8; students £3

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