On Friday 25th August there will be a one-off community performance of Pixerécourt’s melodrama La Forteresse du Danube (1805) in translation at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire. It will have a professional director, Sarah Wynne Kordas, and orchestra, led by musicologist and violinist Dr Diane Tisdall, with Dr Sarah Burdett as dramaturge. We will be using the original score to the Lille performances of the play. The performance takes place during Richmond’s Georgian festival and is a great opportunity to experience a Napoleonic melodrama in Britain’s oldest working theatre.
The performance is the culmination of an AHRC-funded project on staging Napoleonic theatre and we hope you’ll be able to join us for a great night out.
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More details about the project can be found here: