Undersong

Spring-Summer 2020 Tour postponed in light of ongoing public health emergency.
We will post new plans as soon as it is safe to do so.


Undersong places you at the heart of a musical experience.
Singers weave amongst you and around the space, filling the air with song.

You are invited to simply listen, as the performers shape the music around you.
Different for every seat. Different every night.
The songs range from playful whispers to rich harmony.

For Undersong, Verity draws inspiration from Eastern European folk songs, contemporary classical works, and pop anthems.


Undersong information for promoters

‘One of the most extraordinary pieces of performance I’ve ever seen.’ - Exeunt

‘Undersong is truly transformative’ - Miro Magazine

‘A visceral and life-affirming experience’ - Bristol 24/7

‘Blown away by Verity Standen’s Undersong. The way she composes music makes me feel like I’m in a jacuzzi of sound and I never want to get out, even if I go all wrinkly.’ – Audience member, Mayfest 2018.

Produced MAYK in association with Verity Standen Projects. Commissioned by MAYK, Bristol Old Vic and Ovalhouse. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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


Images: Undersong in performance at Mayfest 2018, photos by Paul Blakemore.

Video: Undersong Trailer by Paul Blakemore.

Composer: Verity Standen

Performers: Connor Going, Damelola Rowe, Dominie Hooper, Ellie Showering, Jannah Warlow, Jennifer John, Kate Smith, Tom Penn & Verity Standen.

2018 company included: Coco Mbassi, Dominika Jarosz & Henry McGrath

Sound Designer: Jack Drewry

Movement Director: Clare Reynolds

Originally devised with: Laila Diallo

Lighting Designer: Ben Pacey

Dramaturg: John Norton

Costume Advisor: Hannah Wolfe

Outside Eye: Tom Morris

Composing Mentor: Orlando Gough