In an unprecedented musical and theatrical event, Alison Balsom, one of the world's finest trumpeters, and award-winning writer Samuel Adamson explore the notion that the natural (valveless) trumpet was the supreme musical instrument of the Restoration. With music by Purcell and Handel, the text brings to the stage real and imagined characters including Mary II and Queen Anne as well as the trumpet-makers, musicians, composers, patrons and audiences of the teeming musical scene in late seventeenth century London. Intersecting plays, instrumentals, songs and poems will bring to life this glorious pageant of the Baroque period, the time when the trumpet began to 'sing', and express in its uniquely celebratory fashion the turning points in human experience: birth, war, love and death.


Alison Balsom, Jessie Buckley, Sam Cox, Trevor Fox, Joshua James, Jason Baughan, Stephen Anthony Brown, Pip Donaghy, Peter Hamilton Dyer, James Garnon, William Mannering, Barbara Marten, Charlotte Mills, William Purefoy, Matthew Raymond, Richard Riddell, Sarah Sweeney, Ben Thompson, Amanda Wilkin


Author: Samuel Adamson
Producer: The Globe Theatre
Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Design: Jonathan Fensom


Gabriel (Performance) production archive for QTIX code T2077035465. Details of all Gabriel archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0391045144

Archive Listings

13 Jul 13
18 Aug 13
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
West End, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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