Tonight we fly: The story of Marc Chagall

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14 August 2003 – 18 April 2004

Tonight We Fly presented Marc Chagall in all his colourful glory. Centred around Chagall himself the production uses an exciting mix of masks, puppets and live Klezmer music to, quite literally, bring the man and his pictures to life.

From his turbulent beginnings in a burning town to becoming one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Tonight We Fly explored Chagall, his family and his work.

Tonight We Fly was a co-production between Trestle and the Watford Palace Theatre.

Directed: Toby Wilsher
Written: Darren Tunstall
Musical Director: David Leahy (2003)/David Lasserson (2004)
Dramaturg: Lawrence Till
Designed by: Toby Wilsher
Costume Designed by: Sophia Lovell Smith

14 August- 24 October 2003


Elliot Levey – Marc Chagall
Saul Eisenberg – Victor/Clarinet
Rachel Essex – Woman on Train/Old Concierge/Accordion
Simon Grover – Rabbi/Papa/Trombone
Amanda Owen – Bella/Mama/Soprano Saxophone

February 9-18 April 2004

Edmund Harcourt – Marc Chagall
Alice Barclay – Victor/Train Guard/Clarinet
Nia Davies – Woman on Train/Old Concierge/Accordion
Amanda Owen – Bella/Mama/Soprano Saxophone
Gordon Peaston – Rabbi/Papa/Euphonium

Creative Team

14 August 2003-18 April 2004

Toby Wilsher – Director/Designer
Darren Tunstall – Writer
Russell Dean – Mask and Puppet Designer
Sophia Lovell Smith – Costume Designer
David Leahy – Musical Director (2003)
David Lasserson – Musical Director  (2004)
Lawrence Till – Dramaturg
Emily Williams – Lighting Designer/Technical Stage Manager (2003)/Company Stage Manager (2004)
Rebekah Fletcher – Stage Manager(2004)
Kieran Dicker – Company Stage Manager/Puppeteer (2003)

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