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Music & Soul 2019

A performance of Stravinsky’s ‘The Soldier’s Tale’ featuring the NW Live ensemble and a new work – ‘The Way’ – composed and devised by a collaborative team of ex-service men and women from the Soldier’s Arts Academy and members of the NW Live ensemble.

Stravinsky wrote his ‘Soldier’s Tale’ in the last year of World War One. With three actors, a dancer, 7 players and a conductor, the piece , based on a Russian folk tale, tells the story of a soldier who by mistake sells his soul to the devil. His soul is represented by the music of the violin.  In this concert we present not only the full version of Stravinsky’s work but also an extraordinary new music theatre piece – ‘The Way’ telling contemporary stories of soldiering and the challenges facing soldiers returning home. This will be created by a collaborative team of ex-service men and women from the Soldier’s Arts Academy  together with musicians, a composer, and a  writer/director.


First Half:

The Soldiers Tale (1918) by Igor Stravinsky

performed by the NW Live Ensemble.

Musical Director Quentin Poole.

Director Richard Williams

Soldier Wayne Wilson

Devil Lucy Sheen

Narrator Christopher Douglas

Princess Morgan Ashley

Second Half:

‘The Way’ (2019) World Premiere

A new music theatre work

devised and performed by ex service personnel, composer, Caroline Heslop, Director, Nicola Sanderson and members of the NW Live Ensemble


Jun 28 2019


7:45 pm - 10:00 pm


The Atrium, Kentish Town
The Atrium, Kentish Town Health Centre, London, NW5 2BX

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