Patron of The Rudolf Kempe Society

I am very flattered and delighted to be Patron of the Rudolf Kempe Society as successor to the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. I admire Cordula Kempe so much and think the work that she does is tremendous.

Do come to her wonderful programmes of word and music, Songs of Apollo - in which I have taken part myself and thoroughly enjoyed! And don’t miss the concerts given by the extremely talented musicians of the Rudolf Kempe International Young Artists Platform!

Also given at the uniquely congenial atmosphere of the KEMPE STUDIO at THE MUSES in Stratford, the Society's new series of creative and inspiring Public Master Classes awaits you, with an international line-up of great artists of today teaching the great artists of tomorrow!

Dame Judi Dench, Patron of The Rudolf Kempe Society
Dame Judy Dench

This Evil Thing - Sunday January 15th 2017

A One Man Show written and performed by MICHAEL MEARS

The 2016 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL’s Five Star Fringe production tells a story we all know. Or do we?

19.000 killed on Day One at the Somme Conscription introduced
15.000 Conscientious Objectors and their fate at the hands of their tormentors, The Powers That Be.

A story as relevant today as it was then - compelling and inspiring.

MICHAEL MEARS portrays a host of characters on either side, from a humble school teacher and lay preacher to PM HENRY ASQUITH and philosopher/Nobel Prize Laureate BERTRAND RUSSELL.

‘A magnificent tour de force of acting that brings tears to the eye’.

SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 5.00 PM - followed by a Talk-Back Session, KEMPE STUDIO at THE MUSES 58 Waterside Stratford-upon-Avon

Tickets from the ArtsHouse Box Office Stratford-upon-Avon phone 01789–207 100 and online www.rudolfkempesociety.org

'A moving and dynamic retelling of a hidden story' - (The List)
'An inspirational and disturbing work' - (Festmag)
'This magnificent tour de force of acting - I urge you to see it' - (Scotsgay magazine)

Additional Info

  • Date: Sunday, 15 January 2017
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Studio at The Muses, 58 Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
  • Ticket Prices:

    Standard Tickets £16.00
    Friends of the Society £12.00
    18+ Students £5.00
    Under 18 Years FREE

  • Tickets: Tickets are available from the the Civic Hall Box Office, 14 Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6LU - Call the Box Office on 01789 207100
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