Repainting the Sistene Chapel
Neil Brand takes the long view, fully illustrated with clips, of one of the greatest musicals of all time, from its inception with the original creative team of Leonard Bernstein (composer), Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and Jerome Robbins (choreography), to its adaptation for audiences of 2022, and asks what it is about a great show that remains timeless.
Neil Brand is a composer, writer and broadcaster best known for his 'Sound of...' series on BBC4, as well as a regular pianist accompanying silent cinema at the National Film Theatre.
Tickets £6.50 (Friends/Students £5)
NB Preceding this event, there is a special screening of the original 1961 version of ‘West Side Story’ at 10:30am also in the main auditorium. See Below.
Film and Talk: £12.50