Folie à Deux

13 February 2016, 19:30
Mumford Theatre

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Insanity, electricity and love collide in this sonic voyage into the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’, where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another.

A woman is struggling to connect with her lover. He believes that the pylon outside their house has a special power. His delusion passes on to her and, as sparks fly, their madness takes hold. Songs are woven together for two singers, an acoustic harp and a specially created electro-magnetic harp in this modern folk tale performed against a backdrop of responsive light and sound.

Part staged performance, part concept album, Folie à Deux is a lyrical and intense investigation into love and loneliness within a relationship. Folie à Deux is a collaboration between British composer Emily Hall, Icelandic writer Sjón and features vocals from Swedish jazz artist Sofia Jernberg and Icelandic tenor Finnur Bjarnason.

Presented by Mohagony Opera Group

Event Details

13 February 2016, 19:30
Mumford Theatre
Mumford Theatre
Tickets: £12.50 (£10.00 concessions, £8.50 students/children)
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