A quick update with some of the most recent episodes of Unsound Methods. We are now approaching episode 10 so thought it was time for a quick round-up of the last few… Ep 06 Alex Pheby Alex Pheby is author of ‘Grace’ (Two Ravens Press), ‘Playthings’ and the forthcoming ‘Lucia. We talk about having …
While Grimeborn may take its name from the more established opera festival at Glyndebourne, it is unlikely that it shares many of its visitors. With none of the pomp of is south coast namesake, this short programme of events in East London’s Arcola Theatre has taken a more experimental, tongue-in-cheek approach, bringing opera to the streets.
The Arcola may have recently completed a renovation but the space remains obstinately bare and simple. The main stage is not much of a stage at all – more a small floor space surrounded on three sides by raised seating, supported by scaffolding poles. A Dalstonesque theatron, the exposed brick and scaffold creates a space designed for chamber productions and up-close theatre as opposed to symphonic compositions viewed from the gods.