Sparkfest 2021 & David Glass Ensemble presents “Silence” and “The Authentic Voice”

As part of Sparkfest 2021, the David Glass Ensemble will be presenting a scratch performance of our new piece “Silence” as well as a workshop “The Authentic Voice”


Thursday 20th May Performance at 7.30pm / £5 – £8 – Widcombe Social Club
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‘Boredom’ was Hell. ‘Mortgage’ was Purgatory. But ‘Silence’ is Paradise. David Glass presents a scratch of his Devine Comedy Trilogy.

Directors are either arseholes or pains in the arse and Wilson Speculum is both. He’s also the most talented, brilliant and successful Avant Garde Theatre Director to have ever graced the planet but now Speculum’s days are numbered.

As he gets to the end of the longest technical rehearsal ever, three years of his greatest epic, the 48 hour long Silence (a co-production with every major theatre and festival in the world), Speculum’s life is in grave danger.

To celebrate his return to the stage after 16 years, David Glass presents his solo Paradiso section of his Devine Comedy Trilogy. Developed during lockdown in conversation with directors Mike AlfredsTom Morris and Julian Crouch.

“A physical language of his own that is so fluent it can make words seem cumbersome. Genuis.”The Independent

There will be a Q&A with David Glass after the performance.

Funded by Arts Council England and supported by London International Mime Festival.


Wednesday 19th May, 12 noon – 4pm – £25 / £20 (concession) – Widcombe Social Club
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The Authentic voice focuses on two areas, firstly, the distinctive qualities and talents of the individual participants. The workshop helps unlock and reveal the particular ideas, concerns, feelings, images and narratives that are the bedrock of their creativity and potential. The second part of the workshop looks at how we engage these creative fragments with the world around us. How do we affect other people with who we are and what we want? Through a system of games, exercises and reflection, participants will gain greater confidence and awareness of their authentic voice and how to make this voice heard.

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