Such Sweet Thunder - Duke Ellington’s twelve part suite based on the work of William Shakespeare
  • Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

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Part of 2016 Words and Music Festival: Celebrating Shakespeare

Such Sweet Thunder is among the most masterful of the many suites composed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, his most frequent and significant collaborator. It was commissioned in 1956 by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Such Sweet Thunder and premiered to critical acclaim on 28 April, 1957, the night before Ellington turned 58, at New York’s Town Hall.

The programme will also include Duke Ellington classics Take the A Train, Caravan, Mood Indigo and It Don't Mean A Thing.

Date/time: Saturday 30 April 2016, 19.30

Running time: 135 mins

Venue: Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Tickets info: £10 / £8 Friends of Peninsula Arts

Ticket discounts available via Artory App

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