Callow in one-man show about composer Wagner

Date Posted: 30/07/2013

Well known writer, director and actor, Simon Callow will write and star in a new show at the Royal Opera House this September. Inside Wagner’s Head, running from 6th to 29th September, sees Callow portraying the composer Richard Wagner in the style of his previous one man shows based on the lives of Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare.  

Specially commissioned for this year’s Deloitte Ignite contemporary arts festival curated by Stephen Fry and The Royal Opera, the show will be performed in the Linbury Studio Theatre.

In Inside Wagner’s Head, Callow will attempt to show what Wagner was actually like, and what it was like to be around him.

Using music, light, sound and language, Callow draws on the composer’s own prolific writing especially his racy, deeply unreliable autobiography to reveal him in his many guises: the political revolutionary, the conductor, the actor, the theorist and the philosopher.

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