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Preston Guild City

Life Stories

Date Thursday 02 July 2015
Time 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JP
Cost £10 or £8 concessions: online now from SEE Tickets, Skiddle & WeGotTickets or in person from the venue (01772 499 425).

Life Stories

Three centuries apart, two lives and two deaths: lives lived well or lives wasted?

Moscow, 2020: An old man wakes amid the filth and detritus of early 21st century consumerism. Who is he? Why is he sleeping here? What causes the fever that plagues his mind? His last day is upon him. Before the final judgement we hear his tale, told through the questions and exclamations of his past, seared into his mind as his life unwinds.

An English estate, 1720: A young woman stumbles into a secret cellar, the faded trappings of past glory decaying all around. Who is she? Why does she collapse, exhausted, craving sleep? Her final moments have arrived. We hear her tale, of riches and love won and lost, and we learn the terrible truth of the price of her struggle to survive.


Radius presents LIFE STORIES, a double bill of new one-act operas by Tim Benjamin with words by Anton Chekhov and Anthony Peter, featuring the sensational voices of Taylor Wilson (mezzo-soprano) in SILENT JACK and James Fisher (bass) in R.I.P. and produced by Radius, creators of Emily and Madame X.

Doors open at 7.30pm.