The Tin Drum (Reviews)

  “A shimmer of sound that ripples through the action.” “Hazlewood’s marvellous music is crucial to the evening’s success. There is rarely silence or stillness on stage – this is almost an opera, sung by flexible, alluring, gender-deceiving voices. These songs have sometimes the insinuation of Kurt Weill, sometimes the roar and flounce of rock. And with lyrical fatalism the play begins and ends with a waltz. As if to say, we must cleave together, […]

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The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum Illustration

The Tin Drum Based on the novel by Gunter Grass Written by Carl Grose Music by Charles Hazlewood Directed by Mike Shepherd Illustration by Daryl Waller   “I am light! I am life! I gotta brain like a bomb and a tongue like a knife! I am wrath! I am rage! I gotta fully-formed mind for a kid of my age!”   On Oskar’s third birthday he rails against the adult world and decides to remain […]

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Glastonbury 2017

PLAY! A Symphonic Rollercoaster Ride Through The Greatest Videogame Music with Charles Hazlewood and the Army Of Generals featuring members of the British Paraorchestra. Following on from their astonishing headline performance on the park stage at Glastonbury 2016, Charles Hazlewood and his orchestra are back! Whether you’re an 8-bit wizard full of fond memories of Commodore 64 or perhaps Halo is more your thing, you may even have a secret nostalgia for Sonic The Hedgehog […]

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Glastonbury 2016

Charles Hazlewood - Glastonbury 2016

Hazlewood and Army of Generals play to 20,000 people at Glastonbury 2016 …one of the quietest sets at Glastonbury 2016 was also one of the most affecting. At the Park Stage, late on Saturday night, the conductor Charles Hazlewood led Army of Generals and members of the British Paraorchestra through Philip Glass’s Heroes Symphony, a modern classical interpretation of Bowie’s 1977 album. Lasers flashed, familiar refrains from the album echoed around the modernist composition, and […]

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Philip Glass Heroes Symphony

Philip Glass - Heroes Symphony

Charles Hazlewood conducts Army of Generals and members of the British Paraorchestra, with a sonic laser performance, iy_project by the light artist, Chris Levine. ‪Saturday 25 June 2016, 11.45pm The Park Stage, Glastonbury Festival We are extremely grateful to Hauser & Wirth Somerset for sponsoring this project. I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the seismic shock experienced by millions of us at the news of David Bowie’s death. Literally the last thing anyone imagined, […]

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