Past event: Kreutzer vs Kreutzer

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 (‘Kreutzer’)
Janáček String Quartet No. 1 (‘Kreutzer’)

Jemima Rooper The Woman
Samuel West The Man
Thomas Gould violin
Ana-Maria Vera piano
Tamara Harvey director
Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra

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. Featuring full performances of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Violin Sonata and Janáček’s String Quartet of the same name, Laura Wade’s play explores the love triangle between three great works.

A play for voices by Laura Wade with music from Aurora Orchestra.

Starring Jemima Rooper (Lost in Austen; One Man, Two Guvnors) as The Woman and Samuel West (Mr Selfridge) as The Man.

Note: Jemima Rooper replaces the indisposed Katherine Parkinson for this performance. 

Part of The Orchestral Theatre: The Claus Moser Series at Southbank Centre

This series is generously supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in memory of Sir Claus Moser.  The series is also supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation, and by the Hargreaves & Ball Trust.


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