Arts at Stowe

What's on this month at Stowe School

National Theatre Live – Julie, THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER, 7PM
Location: ‘The Roxy’ Roxburgh Hall, Stowe
Ticket Price: £12 / £10 Concessions and Members Julie By Polly Stenham, after Strindberg Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London. Running Time: 95 minutes + 15 minute interval Age Suitability: 15 +

BRACKLEY AND DISTRICT BAND Featuring Steven Mead, SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM
Location: Ugland Auditorium, Stowe
Ticket Price: £12 / £10 Concessions and Members
Steven Mead needs no introduction to brass enthusiasts around the world as his playing and teaching have become known to virtually all who have a love for the instrument known as the euphonium.
As a soloist his career as a professional solo performer continues to break new ground. With over 75 solo performances a year his relentless schedule sees him touring almost constantly. This remarkable solo career followed on from the successes he achieved as a member of several of the UK’s leading brass bands. Nowadays he travels constantly and performs regularly with some of the finest brass, wind and symphonic ensembles in the world.
During the concert Steven will perform a number of solo items and will be accompanied by the Brackley & District Band led by a former pupil of his, Micah Parsons and brass musicians from Stowe School. This concert is a rare opportunity to enjoy his virtuosic talent in this country and the Band are delighted and privileged to have the opportunity to perform with him.
Running time: 2 hours including interval Tickets: £12 full price / £10 concessions

National Theatre Live – King Lear, THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 7PM
Location: ‘The Roxy’ Roxburgh Hall, Stowe
Ticket Price: £12 / £10 Concessions and Members Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Running Time : 180 minutes + 15 minute interval Age Suitability : 13+

FIORI MUSICALI, FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM
Location: Marble Saloon, Stowe House
The splendid Marble Saloon at Stowe is the setting for exhilarating choral music by English Tudor composer John Taverner. In this magnificent venue the Fiori Choir and Poppy Walshaw cello, under the baton of Penelope Rapson, celebrate the Eve of St Michael and all Angels with Taverner’s soaring Missa O Michael – one of the great masterpieces of English early 16th century choral music.
Taverner – Missa O Michael Tavener – Svyati Tavener – Song for Athene Taverner – Dum transisset
Poppy Walshaw cello Fiori Musicali Choir Penelope Rapson conductor
Optional pre-concert reception in the State Music Room Presented in association with Stowe Arts
Bookings and Ticket Prices: fiori-musicali.com

For bookings for all shows please visit : www.artsatstowe.co.uk or call the Box Office: 01280 825710