A new play by award-winning Hull theatre company Ensemble 52 brings two extraordinary, intertwined stories to life on stage.
The Devil’s Chord tells the story of two individuals separated by race and culture. Both characters have fascinating backgrounds and were able to use their shared musical prowess to survive a dreadful and harrowing period of history. The play is part of Heads Up Festival (March 19-April 5).
Ernst ‘Putzi’ Hanfstaengl was a Harvard graduate, celebrated pianist and Nazi. Alma Rosé was the daughter of the leader of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, niece of Mahler, a virtuoso violinist and a Jew. Hanfstaengl will be played by David Westbrook and Rosé by Lowri Amies. The play includes live performances of music by Beethoven, Wagner and Mendelssohn.
The Devil’s Chord. Written by Richard Vergette. Directed by Andrew Pearson. Performed by David Westbrook and Lowri Amies.
Vox-pops recorded at the performance of The Devil's Chord at Hymers College on Wednesday, 19 March.
21-22 March 2015, 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Hull
Tickets £10, £8 and £5 from ensemble52.eventbrite.co.uk
The Devil’s Chord is part of Heads Up Festival. For more information visit headsupfestival.org.uk
For more information about E52 visit e52.co.uk