About the Show/Event
Information for Elizabeth at Barbican Centre, West End (Dance or ballet). This dynamic exploration of the Tudor monarch for dancers and actors uses texts written by Elizabeth and her contemporaries, and a commissioned score that draws on music of the great Elizabethan composers. Drawn from letters, diaries, poetry and plays, including material written by her famed suitors, the script for this dance-drama is spoken and sung by female actors and a baritone. Their words are illustrated by the movements of two dancers. Accompanied by an original score - performed on cello, with musical structures and harmonies borrowed from the great Elizabethan composers - the performance is also enriched by sumptuous costumes.
Company Royal Ballet. Choreographer Will Tuckett. Lyrics Alasdair Middleton. Director Will Tuckett. Director Alasdair Middleton. Music Martin Yates. Costume Fay Fullerton. Lighting Paule Constable. Sound Emma Laxton.