Fire at the Clarence!
I'm pleased to say I have been working with Wren Music on 'Fire at the Clarence', a play by Mark Carey.
The shows run at 7.30pm from 31st Oct - 3rd Nov,
then 7th - 11th November with a 2.00pm matinee on 11th.
You can book tickets here
“Buildings hold something specific in their very fabric. To visit a house where a great person lived is to discover something about them that could never be described in a biography. This must have something to do with what has happened in these spaces. The walls must soak up something of the people who have spent time within them.
So what happens when those walls burn? Where do those traces go when these buildings are destroyed?
In October 2016 Exeter lost one of its most iconic buildings – the Royal Clarence Hotel. The reek of wet and smouldering plaster that filled the Cathedral Green that day was a smell not experienced since the Blitz.
Now the first Hotel in England is an empty shell. Or is it?
Maybe, as the guests were led away to safety, the ghosts of those who had stayed in the hotel over hundreds of years rose up in the heat and walked away into the city.” Mark Carey
This has to be one of my more random musical endeavors!