Tonseisha – Rough For Opera

I staged an excerpt from Tonseisha – The Man Who Abandoned The World, for Rough For Opera at The Cockpit London on October 15th 2012.

Tonseisha is a long term project I am undertaking with saltpeter.

Tonseisha, the play, is by american playwright Erik Patterson, and composer Kim Ashton and I are working with a team from many disciplines to turn it into an opera.

This is the third time that we will have performed an excerpt (you can read more about previous versions, and the process so far on other parts of this site), and each time we have convened as a group we have collectively tried to extend the complexity of piece as we move towards creating a full-scale production.

October 2012 – Rough For Opera – London

Performance photography by Lucas Marti

Here’s a short film from rehearsals…