Eight Songs For A Mad King
By Sir Peter Maxwell Davis
Long established as one of the most celebrated and shocking pieces of British music theatre ever written, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ 8 Songs for a Mad King is an extravagant, disturbing and poignant portrayal of madness.
Through this compelling retelling, Shadwell Opera bring their vision to this visceral monodrama that delves deep into the torrid anxiety of our contemporary society.
In March 2019, the Potemkin Theatre was announced as the winner of the Antepavilion architecture prize.
Created by Maich Swift Architects, and inspired by Monsieur Hulot’s tumbledown building in Jacques Tati’s film Mon Oncle, the Potemkin Theatre looks over the wharf, the canal and surroundings, providing a stage from which to see and be seen.
The aspiration was that it would function as a theatre, cinema and events space over the summer 2019… and perhaps beyond.