In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

24th August 2016 @ 06:00pm

Local composer Michael Betteridge follows up on the success of his opera Thousand Furs which premiered in Manchester last summer by teaming up with composer Anna Braithwaite to present a brand new piece of verbatim musical theatre tackling loss and survival on the topics of HIV and dementia respectively. Setting the stories of two people facing life-changing diagnoses with honesty and humour against a backdrop of classical, pop and folk, these are musical portraits told In Their Own Words. 

“Michael Betteridge’s inventive score parodies Handel’s choruses, medieval courtly dance and even barber shop quartet.” 
★★★★★ Financial Times (for Thousand Furs) 

Approximate show length: 55 mins 
Suitable for 14yrs+ 

With support from Arts Council England, Sound and Music's Composer-Curator programme, Superbia, George House Trust, Age UK, Profound Sound, and Music 4 Wellbeing.