Hot on the heels of a sensational run in New York last year, ‘the greatest cabaret artist of their generation’ (The New Yorker) and ‘the vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless countertenor’ (The New York Times) are bringing their acclaimed show to London.
Only An Octave Apart is Justin Vivian Bond and Anthony Roth Costanzo’s joyous and surprising musical fantasia, revelling in everything strange and beautiful in the coexistence of contrasts - from Purcell’s 17th century aria “Dido’s Lament” to Dido’s early 2000s hit “White Flag”, from “Autumn Leaves” to “The Waters of March”. Co-created and directed by Zack Winokur, with music supervision by Thomas Bartlett, arrangements by Nico Muhly, musical direction by Daniel Schlosberg, and costume design by JW Anderson, Only an Octave Apart celebrates the historical and the hysterical, from countertenor to counterculture.
‘Sublime … A small miracle of careful craft and improvisatory looseness, of arch personae and moving sincerity’__ The New York Times__
‘Spontaneous, intimate, and hilarious’__ Time Magazine__
‘Caustic wit, witchy charisma and subversive queer wisdom’__ Time Out__
Creative Partners Productions and Kindred Partners. In association with Justin Vivian Bond | Anthony Roth Costanzo | Zack Winokur
Only an Octave Apart was originally commissioned and developed, in part, in residence with Live Arts Bard at the Fisher Center at Bard, with the support of Amanda Rubin.
St. Ann’s Warehouse production additional support and special thanks: Andrew J. Martin Weber.
You can book from the 28th of September until the 22nd of October 2022.
Run time: 1h 30m (no interval)
Venue: Wilton's Music Hall
Nearest Underground Station: Tower Hill (District and Circle lines).
From Tower Hill (11 mins) leave by the main exit and turn left. Walk past the Roman wall and cross Minories at the traffic lights.