A time-travelling history of music and the monarchy
Written by Ian Skelly, the ever popular BBC Radio 3 presenter and speech writer for HRH The Prince of Wales, this evening offers unique insights into the richly historied relationship between music and the monarchy.
Told from the persective of Nicholas Lanier, the very first Master of the King’s Musick, as he travels back and forth in time, the show covers several centuries, numerous monarchs and countless composers.
From the hilariously chaotic premiere of Handel’s ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’ through to Elton John’s poignant contribution to Princess Diana’s funeral, this promises to be a quirky and often comical entertainment full of fascinating anecdotes and wonderful music.
Playing the role of Nicholas Lanier will be the multi-award-winning actor, Henry Goodman. Twice a winner of the Olivier Award for his UK stage performances, he has also appeared on Broadway and has a long list of prestigious film credits to his name. Supporting Henry will be two of the UK's most renowned musicians - Anna Tilbrook, piano, and Sarah Fox, soprano.
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