Posted by Justine Solomons on 30 November 2012, in News
We're fascinated by Byte the Booker, Tatty Theo's, upoming London premiere of Louis de Bernières’ Mr Handel at the Wigmore Hall, Friday 7 December, 7.30pm, and recommend you all go and see it.
Tatty is the founder of the award-winning Brook Street Band (‘The smartest new baroque band around’ according to The Times). They are acclaimed throughout the UK and Europe for their stylistic and passionate performances on period instruments. The Band is named after the London street where Handel lived and worked, and his music forms the heart of its programmes. World-famous author Louis de Bernières (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) is also passionate about all kinds of music (Handel in particular) and The Brook Street Band has commissioned Louis to write a new stage play (Mr Handel) about the composer George Frideric Handel. In this London première, Louis de Bernières joins The Brook Street Band onstage at Wigmore Hall on 7 December to weave a magical tale through the evening’s entertainment. Louis himself takes the part of Mr Handel, and Louis’ newly-commissioned prose brings Handel to life in a story of music, passion, rivalry, friendship, struggle, and above all, success.
Tickets can be booked here.
The photo in this post, taken by Chris Christodoulou, shows Louis de Bernières with the Brook Street Band. Tatty is on the right of the picture holding the cello.