Undersong

Undersong places you at the meeting point between threads of music.
Voices weave amongst you and around the space, from a whispered duet to a screaming mob.

Nine singers build a vibrant language of a cappella music and movement as they bring to life a series of brand new compositions, which move between tender and expansive.

‘A visceral and life-affirming experience… it was possible to catch the reactions of the audience at the very heart of this performance: faces of wonder, of fear and of hilarity.’ – Bristol 24/7

‘Song erupts around you… it’s startling, moving and genuinely immersive.’ – Guardian on Verity Standen’s HUG

Mayfest, Bristol
Venues across the city
11-20 May 2018

St Mark’s Church (Oval), London
With Ovalhouse
5-9 June 2018,
Book tickets here


Commissioned by MAYK and Bristol Old Vic.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Previous development supported by Complicite, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Shoreditch Town Hall and The Point Eastleigh.

Composer: Verity Standen

Performers: Coco Mbassi, Dominie Hooper, Dominika Jarosz, Ellie Showering, Henry McGrath, Jannah Warlow, Kate Smith, Tom Penn & Verity Standen

Sound Designer: Jack Drewry

Movement Director: Laila Diallo

Lighting Designer: Ben Pacey

Dramaturg: John Norton

Costume Designer: Hannah Wolfe

Outside Eye: Tom Morris

Composing Mentor: Orlando Gough

‘Standen’s surprising, ingenious compositions force us to hear the human voice in ways not previously imagined.’ - Exeunt

Image: Undersong work-in-progress performance at Bristol Old Vic Ferment Fortnight, photo by Jack Offord.

Video: Undersong Trailer by Paul Blakemore.