Nothing like the Sun – The Sonnets performances added

Gavin Friday will be touring with Gavin Bryars and the Royal Shakespeare Company to perform ‘Nothing Like The Sun – The Sonnets’. Four dates have been added to the original two Stratford-upon-Avon performances of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

In the first half of the concerts, individual sonnets are set to music by guest composers, including Gavin, Liz Fraser, violinist Alexander Balanescu, Antony Hegarty and Natalie Merchant.

The second half of the concert will see the premiere of Gavin Bryars’s own new work ‘Nothing Like the Sun’, composed for the Sonnets Project. In this new work Gavin Bryars’s music flows through and around a personal selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets. It will be narrated and sung by Gavin Friday.


FEB 24 – STRATFORD The Courtyard Theatre

FEB 25 – STRATFORD The Courtyard Theatre

March 3 – NOTTINGHAM Djanogly Theatre (tickets)

March 13 – SAGE GATESHEAD Newcastle (tickets)

March 15 – RNCM Manchester (tickets)

March 17 – THE VENUE Leeds (tickets)

All performances are evenings 7.30pm or 8pm. With the exception of Stratford all of the venues are chamber sized (250-300 seats)