Inside Wagner's Head with Simon Callow
Inside Wagner's Head, written & performed by Simon Callow, opens at the Linbury Studio Theatre, a 400 plus seat venue attached to the Royal Opera House, opening 6 Sep 2013, following previews from 3 Sep - running to 28 Sep 2013.
There are many truths and myths surrounding the composer Richard Wagner. In this one-man show, Simon Callow tries to show what Wagner was actually like, and what it was like to be around him. Wagner was a mass of contradictions: a sublime visionary and a petty anti-Semite, a political radical but dependent on dukes and princes, irritating yet charismatic to the point of commanding absolute devotion.
It is directed by Simon Stokes, designed by Robin Don, lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Adrienne Quartly.