Award-winning Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy stars in pioneering company Clod Ensemble’s new performance - On The High Road @ Oxford Playhouse - Mon 20 - Tue 21 May 2019 (2)
- Written by David Rogers
A disparate group of people find themselves caught in a terrible storm on the High Road. Whether old or young, pilgrim or party-goer, they must all seek refuge under the same roof. As the night draws in, they dream, pray, dance, party and fight – waiting for the dawn to come.
Paul Clark’s original score counterpoints wind howls, downpours and thunderclaps with the brilliance of the human voice. Twisted classical textures stumble into drunken bar-room pianos, and mournful songs build to pulsating clubby rhythms. Featuring award-winning Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy and acclaimed soprano Melanie Pappenheim.
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