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Upcoming: All About And To A Female Artist

Friday April 5th, 2019

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire


All About and to a Female Artist is a highly engaging music-theatre work that combines the personal stories of a working-class heroine (Shelagh Delaney) with some of the most virtuosic music recently written. It is Stuart Stevens’ masterpiece, which he realised a few months before his sudden death in February 2016. The work was written entirely using 31-tone equal temperament to create new harmony, melody and texture, immersive soundscapes mixed with dramatic speech producing a music-theatre-opera mix.


This melodrama celebrates ordinary people's lives, which is also an enduring legacy of Delaney's “Kitchen Sink Realism” writing style.