Sunday 26 November, 6.30pm
ICI London is delighted to support
Concert in F at the Playground Theatre, 8 Latimer Road , London W10 6RQ
a new international production celebrating the life and work of Italian female iconic artists, from theatre legend Franca Rame to queer feminist author Michela Murgia and singer Maria Carta. A musical picture of the uniqueness of the female voice. Blending jazz with spoken word, this new piece by Theatralia has been created in partnership with The Playground Theatre, one of London’s most acclaimed development spaces.
With Filomena Campus (vocals and effects) and Steve Lodder (piano and keyboards)
Devised and Directed by Filomena Campus in collaboration with Anthony Biggs
Original compositions and arrangements by Steve Lodder
Please wear something red or purple.
Join us for drinks and nibbles before the show, courtesy of Sardinian Embassy of London and Istituto Fernando Santi Sardegna.
Buy your tickets HERE
FILOMENA CAMPUS PERFORMER/DIRECTOR Award-winning jazz vocalist, lyricist, theatre director, academic, and radio presenter, whose diverse influences range from literature, theatre, and performance art to the culture of her native Sardinia. Her Filomena Campus Quartet has toured internationally and played in prestigious London jazz venues such as the PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho, King’s Place, Ronnie Scott’s, and the Vortex. Campus has collaborated with top jazz artists, including Orphy Robinson MBE, Rowland Sutherland, Cleveland Watkiss MBE, Steve Williamson, Laura Cole, Ruth Goller, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, and the London Improvisers Orchestra, as well as with fellow Sardinian musicians Paolo Fresu, Gavino Murgia and Antonello Salis. Campus is also a theatre lecturer and currently a LAHP-funded PhD Candidate at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, with her research on Franca Rame. www.filomenacampus.me
ANTHONY BIGGS DIRECTOR Anthony has been the Co-Artistic Director of The Playground Theatre since it opened in 2017, where his directing credits include: Gregory Evans’ Shirleymander with Jessica Martin, James Purdy’s ghost tale The Paradise Circus with Sophie Ward and Tim Woodward, The UK Premiere of The Jazz Age by Allan Knee (Finding Neverland) with Hannah Tointon, a new opera Army of Lovers composed by Mark Springer, and a new ballet The Great Bear written by Olly Williams with the Louisville Ballet. Previously, Anthony was AD of Jermyn Street Theatre for five year (Fringe Theatre of the year – Stage Awards) and has directed on the fringe, in regional theatre, the West End and off-Broadway.
STEVE LODDER MUSICIAN/COMPOSER Steve Lodder is a highly regarded pianist, keyboardist, composer, and organist. Originally a Cambridge organ scholar, Steve has played church organ on albums with Mark Ramsden and Asaf Sirkis and has written several books – one on Stevie Wonder, the other on the Hammond organ and The Keyboard Bible. Sideman for many international and London musicians including Andy Sheppard, Naná Vasconcelos, George Russell’s “Living Time” orchestra, Sarah Jane Morris, John Harle, Carla Bley and Mônica Vasconcelos. He has been musical associate with Paul McCartney on the Standing Stone and Ecce Cor Meum projects and is also the musical arranger for the John Etheridge’s Zappatistas. www.stevelodder.com
THEATRALIA Founded by Campus in London in 2003, Theatralia is an international collective of performers and artists who combine literature, physical theatre, performance art, and inventive digital art with live music. Theatralia’s productions include the acclaimed MONK Misterioso, Italy VS England, U238, Not in My Name, and the international Theatralia Jazz Festival.
This event is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute London, Sardinian Embassy of London, and Istituto Fernando Santi Sardegna.