The Soldier’s Tale and Goblin Market

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12 – 22 January 1994

Performed as a double bill, The Soldier’s Tale and Goblin Market were a collaboration with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the 1994 London International Mime Festival.

In The Soldier’s Tale, based on Stravinsky’s modern-day parable of greed, a bankrupt family thought things couldn’t possibly get worse until the bailiff sprouted horns, and eyed up more than just their chattels.

In Goblin Market, based on the passionate and evocative poem by Christina Rossetti, men became beasts and nothing was as it seemed. Featuring an onstage 13-piece orchestra, live narration and eye-catching staging, the two shows came together in a musical and visual feast.

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