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Other spaces: The Finborough
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From5th January 2014
Opened14th January 2014
To21st January 2014
WhenSun, Mon 19:30. Tue Mats 14:00
PricesFrom £18.00. To £18.00.
What is currently on at Finborough (V199)

Valley of Song

Valley of SongT1365323488
Set in a world of optimism on the eve of the Great War, Valley of Song is a homage to Wales - Novello's homeland - and a touching farewell to the music of his youth. The Welsh Valleys, 1913. Nan Brewster is the largest landowner in the valley and supports the local valley choir, run by choirmaster David. David's love for Lily, his leading soprano, creates beautiful music for the choir. But when Lily is given an opportunity to sing in Venice, she jumps at the chance, and into the arms of Ricardo, a wealthy count set on making her an international star. But, by opening night, it becomes clear that Ricardo's intentions are not entirely honourable... As Europe is plunged into the First World War, how much is David willing to sacrifice for the woman he loves?
Music Ivor Novello
Lyrics Christopher Hassall
Book by Phil Park

Archive :: production:T1365323488, musical:S0978273093, venue:V199

Production details

The Finborough Theatre's acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series returns with the professional world premiere of Ivor Novello's very last musical, Valley of Song.



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16Jan14: Professional World Premiere at the Finborough Theatre
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Company Tarquin Productions (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director Benji Sperring
Design Jacob Hughes
Choreographer Sally Brooks
Lighting Nic Farman
Musical Director Adam Morris
Performer Laura Allen
Performer Katie Arundell
Performer Amelia Clay
Performer Lee van Geleen
Performer Linford Hydes
Performer Matthew Lloyd Davies
Performer Richard Mark
Performer Amira Matthews
Performer Jill Nalder
Performer Ross McNeill
Performer Harrison Rose
Performer Philippa Tozer
Performer Katy Treharne
Performer Carla Turner
Performer Sandy Walsh
CORONAVIRUS: All venues in the UK were shut down on March 16, 2020, and the restrictions were finally lifted on July 19, 2021. It is important to mention that the UK Theatre Web archive listings (iUKTDb) from March 2020 to July 2021 might not be accurate due to the lack of information regarding rescheduled and cancelled shows.

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