Bryars and Friday team up again

Gavin will take part in the Sonnet Project curated by Gavin Bryars, jointly commissioned by Opera North Projects and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

A chamber orchestra of eight musicians will share the stage with Gavin and RSC actors, to present the selected sonnets in speech and song. The second half of the performance will see the premiere of Gavin Bryar’s Nothing Like The Sun, a through-composed musical setting of a series of sonnets, accompanied by a specially commissioned film projection.

The Sonnet Project will be performed live at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of the RSC’s Complete Works festival, on February 24 and 25.

Tickets (£5.00 – 20.00) are available from

Gavin Bryars and Gavin Friday previously collaborated with Crash Ensemble in 2005.