An incredible opportunity to appear on stage at the Barbican

Posted on 13 September 2018

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Memorial by Alice Oswald | Brink Productions

Directed by Chris Drummond and starring Helen Morse

27-30 September 2018 | Barbican Theatre

You could be part of the volunteer community chorus on stage at the Barbican Theatre for the London Premiere of Memorial staring one of Australia’s most celebrated actor’s Helen Morse.

Have a look this clip from Channel 9 news on Saturday night.

We need a limited number of people to swell the Soldier chorus doing the movement only – the movement is called live by the Movement Director through FM headsets and this method will be introduced in two sessions on Sunday 16th at Richmix. First-in first-served – register by Saturday 15th 5pm.

Volunteers in the Soldier Chorus will receive ONE COMPLIMENTARY TICKET and an INVITATION to the Opening Night Party.

If you would like to be part of this extraordinary event, please contact Megan Donnolley megan.donnolley@googlemail.com 

You will be needed at the following times:-


Sun 16th – Either 11am – 1.30pm OR 2-5.30pm Richmix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Mon 17th  – Fri 21st  6pm – 10pm Barbican Theatre

Mon 24th 6pm – 10pm Technical rehearsal, Barbican Theatre

Tues 25th 6pm – 10pm Dress Rehearsal 1

Wed 26th 6pm – 10pm Dress Rehearsal 2

Thurs 27th 6.45pm-9.30pm OPENING PERFORMANCE

Fri 28th 6.45pm-9.30pm PERFORMANCE #2

Sat 29th 6.45pm-9.30pm PERFORMANCE #3

Sun 30th 2pm – 4.45pm PERFORMANCE #4

About the Show
Memorial is an international theatrical collaboration based on UK’s celebrated poet Alice Oswald’s Memorial. It is a powerful elegy, a vocal War Memorial for each of the 215 dead soldiers named in Homer’s epic. It is performed by one of Australia’s most celebrated actors, Helen Morse, joined by an ensemble of International singers and musicians with a live score by UK Jocelyn Pook and Australian dancers Lina Limosani, Larissa McGowan and Tobiah Booth-Remmers.

Directed by Brink Productions’ Chris Drummond, with choreography by Circa’s Yaron Lifschitz & Ben Knapton, this ‘magnificent … transcendentally beautiful … unutterably moving’ production stands as a requiem to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice during conflict and war.

Critics at the Adelaide Festival described it as:

‘At its most climactic, Memorial’s music is almost literally mind-blowing.’ The Conversation

 ‘There aren’t enough superlatives with which to crown this production. It creates for its audience one of those lifetime experiences, all at once beautiful, transcending, sensual, original and relevant.’ Barefoot Review.

Chorus members from the Adelaide Festival season said:

“You gave me an opportunity of a lifetime. Something I can tell my Grandkids about.” S Jaspers

“We have nothing but euphoria and joy from our transcending experience with Memorial.” Robert & Allegra Stocks

“My life has changed forever because of my involvement in this production.“ M Jarema

If you would like to be part of this extraordinary event, please contact Megan Donnolley megan.donnolley@googlemail.com