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'The Enigma of Edward Elgar, with Michael Lunts'

7 Sep 2024 @ 7 p.m.
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Ends: 7 Sep 2024

A musical drama about Edward Elgar, focussing on his relationship with his beloved wife Alice. Written and performed by Michael Lunts.

The friends who inspired the famous ‘Enigma Variations’ are also brought to life as, following the death of Alice, the composer muses on the origins of that first acknowledged masterpiece, a work that put him on the musical map, and which may never have seen the light of day but for Alice’s encouragement and inspiration. But who, ultimately, was Edward Elgar? Was he the real ‘enigma?’

In this performance, the Enigma Variations are played live in a special piano transcription made by Elgar himself. Michael Lunts has written and performed a number of acclaimed one-man shows about key moments in the lives of composers, in all of which he has integrated the music that emerged from these critical events. ‘The Enigma of Edward Elgar’ is the latest of these dramas, and the first in which Michael has portrayed a British composer, whose music and the enigmatic character reflected in it, have long fascinated him.

Venue: Bretforton Theatre Barn, Main Street, Bretforton. WR11 7JH

Please note: there are steep steps to the theatre, with no disabled access.

Tickets: £15