Thursday 25 November, 7pm on YouTube & Facebook


BREMF@home: I, Spie

Join us online for the imagined story of John Dowland, as he combines his life as a court musician/composer with the Elizabethan espionage underworld.

Date & Time: Thursday 25 November, 7pm

Available Until: Friday 31 December

Ticket price: V-tickets £10

Venue: YouTube & Facebook


The Telling

Clare Norburn voice
Emily Baines recorders
Giles Lewin fiddle, bagpipes
Alison Kinder viols
Jamie Akers lute

Dominic Marsh as John Dowland
Danny Webb as The Man
Alice Imelda as The Woman

Nicholas Renton director
Clare Norburn writer
Natalie Rowland lighting designer

This spellbinding new ‘concert-play’ follows renaissance composer and lutenist John Dowland as he combines his life as a court musician/composer with the Elizabethan espionage underworld. (Think Spooks, 16th-century style.)

Directed by BBC TV’s Nicholas Renton (BAFTA-nominated Mrs Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters) who also directs for our Vision, Unsung HeroineInto the Melting Pot and Love in the Lockdown shows.

Accompanied by Elizabethan tavern, street and courtly music performed by The Telling.

Join members of the cast and musical team for a Q & A on Zoom on Thursday 2 December. Register here – https://i-spie-q-a.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information about I, Spie visit www.thetelling.co.uk/i-spie

Filmed live at The Mount Hotel Great Hall, Wolverhampton in October 2021.

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