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The Nico Project
Information for The Nico Project at General, Manchester (Play). Survivor. Muse. Creator. Destroyer. From her 1967 debut with The Velvet Underground to her premature death just two decades later, Nico was one of pop culture's most enigmatic figures. Now, Maxine Peake (performer) and Sarah Frankcom (director) are conjuring this visionary artist up from the shadows with a stirring theatrical immersion into her sound, her identity and the world in which she fought to be heard. The Nico Project is inspired by her stark, bleak and beautiful 1968 album The Marble Index. Ignored on its original release, the album is now rightly regarded as one of the defining masterpieces of 1960s counterculture. With text by award-winning playwright EV Crowe and music by acclaimed composer Anna Clyne, The Nico Project brings us closer to the ghosts that haunted Nico and the devastating past that shaped her, and celebrates the potency of female creativity in a field dominated by men. With musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music Part of Manchester International Festival, This event takes place at The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, M3 1DA
Approximate runtime 70minutes (including any interval).
Author Maxine Peake. Author Sarah Frankcom. Music Anna Clyne. Lyrics EV Crowe. Producer Manchester International Festival. Director Imogen Knight (movement). Design Lizzie Clachan. Lighting Paule Constable. Sound Helen Atkinson.
 

The Nico Project

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Wednesday, 10th July 2019 to Sunday, 21st July 2019.
Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20 at 19:30. Jul 13, 20 at 15:00
16 July 2019 19:30 - Sign Interpreted
17 July 2019 18:00 - Audio Described

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