Music and theatre at Stowe

Dominican Convent School Choir
Dominican Convent School Choir

The Arts at Stowe summer season opens with an evening of jazz piano by Miles Nottage, an accomplished jazz pianist and composer whose performances have been described as ‘mesmerising’.

Stowe transforms, for one night only, into a jazz club for a performance by a musician who is a regular at the Soho Jazz Festival and resident jazz pianist at Quaglino’s, The Landmark, and Café de Paris.

On Thursday, April 23, Rhum and Clay Theatre Company present a reworked version of A Strange Wild Song, their critically acclaimed 2012 Edinburgh  Festival  Fringe  production.

In northern France during the Second World War, three children encounter a lost American soldier.

Accompanied by an original award-winning musical score, the production fuses cinematic imagery, absurdist humour and physical theatre to tell a story that is thought provoking yet entertaining.

A thrilling evening of suspense and suspicion is in store when Tin Shed Theatre Company reprise their popular production of J.B. Priestley’s classic An Inspector Calls.

An evening’s celebration in a prosperous family household is interrupted by a late-night caller, who introduces himself as a police inspector.

He has come to make enquiries about a young woman’s suicide, and from the moment he arrives a thread of suspense, secrets and suspicion begins to unravel as we learn that not everyone is as innocent as they may seem.

On Sunday, April 26, Stowe hosts the remarkable 60-strong choir from Dominican Covent School in Johannesburg. To open their seven-date UK tour, they will be giving a concert in Stowe’s magnificent new CHung Music School at 7pm.

Tickets are free but capacity is limited. Book at www.stowearts.co.uk