As part of our exciting new show, MathildaMathilda, we are forming a community choir to perform alongside us at the Premier weekend! Created by Mother/daughter duo, Ros and Tomasin Cuthbert, the show will be a fusion of puppetry, performance, and jazz as well as boasting exquisite puppets, and a sumptuous design.
Learn harmonies, play singing games, and learn jazz songs from our brand new show, composed by Ashely John Long, one the London Philharmonics young composer of the year. Gain confidence in singing, meet new people and have fun in this friendly choir, and finally perform alongside the cast for the premiere of MATHILDAMATHILDA!
Performances 18th+19th May
at Weston Museum Every Tuesday from
Dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of April and the 7th and 14th of May. Dress rehearsal Friday the 17th of May. Performances 18th and 19th of May.
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Partnered by Theatre Orchard and Brave Bold Drama
More about the show:
The show is inspired by a fantastical character created by Ros Cuthbert in her most recent paintings. A visual artist and Jazz singer, and Mother of Artistic director Tomasin Cuthbert Menes will be joined on stage with Tomasin, to bring this highly unusual and powerful story to the stage. Directed and co-devised by Adam Fuller and set in Weston-Super-Mare and New York city, this 3-hander explores duality – togetherness and separateness, and the quest for acceptance and belonging in the modern world, through riotous song, colourful, energetic design and audience participation. It will be suitable for ages 7 and up.
MathildaMathilda will be Soap Soup Theatre’s most ambitious piece of visual theatre yet. Combining live action performance and puppetry, we will also be using scenographic projection – combining projected shadow animation sequences as well as live shadow puppetry to create environments within the set. We will create a multi layered, textural world, populated with unique characters and atmospheric sound-scapes. Live original jazz numbers, written by Ros Cuthbert and Ashley John Long (Young Composer of the Year of the London Philharmonic Orchestra) will be woven through the story, song directed by Jannah Warlow and sound design and composition by Chris Menes, make this a highly original and exquisite piece of work.
Greenbank Pub Function Room
Ms Tomasin Cuthbert Menes