This show puts together two cultural titans in a semi-dramatic setting at the world famous Jazz Club Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs in the heart of London’s West End:
An actor recites 12 selected Shakespeare sonnets to a cellist who plays one of Bach’s famous cello suites.
Produced by Mittelmaier Entertainment
Cello Sophie Haynes
Actor Oliver Hayes
Touring a modified shorter version of the original production around Gloucestershire
Never Better is Directed/Written by Finn Beames and Composed by Kate Whitley.
More details at https://www.strikealightfestival.org.uk/events/
Never Better will launch at Gloucester History Festival on Friday 6th September 2019, at Blackfriars Priory. This performance piece will be the result of an exciting and innovative year-long project where research teams have unearthed stories from Gloucestershire Archives that reveal personal and professional tales of mental health through the ages. Alongside this research we are gathering contemporary mental health narratives from local communities across the city.
This material will be combined and used to create a delicate and moving piece of performance, where a cast of professional and community actors and musicians will bring these stories to life. Performed at Blackfriars Priory on 6-8thSeptember 2019, followed by a short local tour 10-15th September 2019.
The aim of Never Better is to bring issues of mental health into the foreground, by exploring our past treatment of mental health to enable us to understand our present.