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Ungoverned passion; CAN MUSIC DRIVE A MAN TO MURDER?

AURORA Orchestra presents Kreutzer vs Kreutzer at Theatr Clwyd, Mold on Monday, October 3. Tamara Harvey directs this extraordinary new piece of 'orchestral theatre' by Laura Wade, one of Britain's leading playwrights.

Can Music Drive a Man to Murder? Inspired by Tolstoy's great tale of sexual jealousy, Kreutzer vs Kreutzer goes behind the closed door of the music room into a world of ungoverned passion.

Starring Samuel West and Jemima Rooper, Kreutzer vs Kreutzer features full length performances by members of the trailblazing Aurora Orchestra of Beethoven's Kreutzer violin sonata and Janacek's String Quartet of the same name. Laura Wade's play explores the love triangle between three great works.

The show features Samuel West, (son of Timothy West and Prunella Scales), who is one of Britain's most acclaimed actors and whose many roles include the films Howard's End and Notting Hill and, most recently on TV, Mr Selfridge and the historical drama Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

Sam is joined by Jemima Rooper, whose films include Kinky Boots and The Black Dahlia and work in the West End includes One Man, Two Guvnors, with James Corden, at the National Theatre and on Broadway and Me and My Girl for which she was nominated for a Best Actress award.

Jemima replaces indisposed Katherine Parkinson for this performance.

The Aurora Orchestra aspires to be the world's most creative orchestra, combining the highest quality of performance with an exceptional breadth of artistic horizons.

Formed in 2005, it is now the resident orchestra at King's Place, London.

It regularly performs at major London venues, including the Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke's and the Royal Opera House.

In 2016 it became Associate Orchestra at the Southbank Centre.

Playwright Laura Wade won the Pearson Most Promising Playwright Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2006.

Her 2010 play Posh, set in 'The Riot Club', an Oxford University dining club recognized as a fictionalised version of the infamous Bullingdon Club, was a hit at the Royal Court and in the West End and was made into a film in 2014.

Tamara Harvey has been Theatr Clwyd's Artistic Director since 2015.

Her production of Kreutzer vs Kreutzer was originally produced at The Globe Theatre, London and comes on tour to Theatr Clwyd for one performance only.

Kreutzer vs Kreutzer will be performed in Theatr Clwyd's Anthony Hopkins Theatre and starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at PS25 - PS16, and concessions are available.

To book call the Box Office on 01352 701521 or book online at the website:

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Sep 30, 2016
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