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An Exquisite Harmony

BY CHRISTOPHER KENT.

DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER KENT.

4 August 2024

Overview

“I am waiting… If only I could find longing as sweet as you do.”

Düsseldorf, 1854. When the composer Robert Schumann is committed to an asylum, his wife Clara – famous across Europe as a virtuoso pianist – is left grieving and alone with her six children. A young family friend called Johannes Brahms rushes to offer his support. What happened next has long been the subject of speculation… Clara herself later described it as ‘an exquisite harmony of souls’.

Following last year’s sell-out performance of An Exquisite Harmony, acclaimed actor/pianist collaborators Christopher Kent and Gamal Khamis return, joined by actress Sarah Sherborne. Together, they present the compelling and moving story of one of music’s great love triangles, told through the diaries, letters, and sublime music of all three composers.


People

Christopher Kent
Johannes Brahms
Christopher's extensive stage and recording work includes previous appearances at Jermyn Street Theatre with Gamal Khamis in Never Such Innocence, Odyssey and Enoch Arden.
Gamal Khamis
Pianist
Gamal has performed at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Sage Gateshead, as well as all over Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Sarah Sherborne
Clara Schumann
Sarah's many stage and TV appearances include Birds of a Feather, House of Elliot and Goodbye Mr Chips and she is a widely recorded voice actor.



Media

“An incredibly moving performance”
BBC RADIO 3 (ON NEVER SUCH INNOCENCE)

 
“Thought-provoking and riveting… you’ll be entranced.”
OPERA TODAY (ON ENOCH ARDEN)

 
“It would be hard to imagine any duo bettering these enthralling treatments by Kent and Khamis.”
TEXTURA MAGAZINE (ON ENOCH ARDEN)

 
 

Tickets

4 August 2024

Sunday
5.00pm

Running time: 95 minutes.

Tickets £22 (£20 concs)
Available to under-30s, over 65's, theatre unions, anyone with access needs or in receipt of Universal Credit and students