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The Immortal Hour archiveEochaidh, King of ?ire, is drawn by visions to seek the love of the immortal Faery Folk, but in doing so inadvertently summons Dalua, the Lord of Shadows. Dalua uses his dark powers to bewilder Eochaidh and send him down a path that few return from...with tragic consequences. Combining Wagnerian approaches to musical themes with a folk-like approach to the music itself, reminiscent of its Celtic roots, The Immortal Hour explores fate, desire and mortality in two worlds, as the unrequited love between the mortal world and the immortal Faeries collide. Celebrating the exact centenary of its first performance at the inaugural Glastonbury Festival on 26 August 1914, Rutland Boughton's record-breaking 'music-drama' The Immortal Hour, plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited nine performance run of Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances. As befits the Finborough Theatre's location on one of London's major ley lines, The Immortal Hour is a magical faery tale that draws heavily from Celtic folklore and mythology. The centenary production and the first London production for more than 50 years

Cast/Performers

Michelle Cornelius (Etain), Matthew Crowe (Tenor Immortal / Manus), Lydia Jenkins (Soprano Immortal / Fountain Spirit), Kate Marlais (Alto Immortal / Maive), Stiofan O'Doherthy (Dalua), Jeff Smyth (Eochaidh), Thomas Sutcliffe (Midir), Lee Van Geleen (Bass Immortal / Minstrel)

Creatives/Company

Music(s): Rutland Boughton, Eamonn O'Dwyer (musical supervision)
Lyrics: Fiona Macleod (William Sharp)
Presented by: Tarquin Productions (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director: Benji Sperring
Design: Bethany Wells
Lighting: Nic Farman
Musical Director: Inga Davis-Rutter

The Immortal Hour

The Immortal Hour (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01790774781. Details of all The Immortal Hour archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1766108490

Archive Listings

10 Aug 14
  to
26 Aug 14
Finborough
Inner London, Greater London
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