Marc Almond To Perform Ten Plagues At Wilton’s Music Hall
Nearly two years after his acclaimed debut at Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe, Marc Almond brings award winning song cycle Ten Plagues to a 3 week residency at Wilton’s Music Hall, from 24th April to 18th May 2013; the iconic singer will perform at the grade II-listed Hall in London’s East End from Tuesday to Friday with two performances on Saturdays.
Ten Plagues is a one hour long, song cycle born from a play written by celebrated artist/journalist Mark Ravenhill with music by Conor Mitchell and designs and direction by Stewart Laing. Words and music tell the story of the 1665 London Plague through the eyes of a survivor (Almond); however the dark feelings of fear, grief and death are something our world can relate to, with its many epidemics. The deep sense of isolation brings on a poignant parallel with Aids, a pestilence Marc himself knows well through the loss of many loved ones.‘You could take Ten Plagues literally, as a historical piece. But you can also see parallels at a time when we seem to be obsessed with fear, pandemic and viruses’, he comments.
With the help of video projections and minimalistic set up, Almond brings to life Ravenhill’s thought-provoking script through his poignant vocals and charismatic stage presence. Ten Plagues conveys music, theatre and opera in a unique piece of art that, while depicting a tragic time in London’s history, is more relevant than ever to our days.
‘The best theatrical song cycle since Don Black and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me On A Sunday’, said the Guardian about this unique show, adding about Almond’s radiant performance ‘.is proving his innate talent all over again, in different and challenging ways.’; ‘Simply beautiful’according to The Independent, which describes Marc’s ‘piercing floated tones’ as ‘truly spine-tingling’.
Ten Plagues will run from 24 April to 18 May 2013 at Wilton’s Music Hall. Show times are Tuesday-Friday 8pm, Saturday Matinee 4pm, Saturday Evening 8.30pm. Please note there’s no show on 16th May.
Tickets are priced between £12.50 and £25 and available now on www.wiltons.org.uk or through the Wilton’s Box Office on 020 7702 2789.