Melding music and theatre into a thrilling new entertainment format, The Wandering Tower presents the life-story of Sergey Prokofiev against the background of his own magisterial art.

Famous the world over for his ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Prokofiev, was, in the profoundest sense, a teller of tales. Not only did he set well-known fairy-tales to music, he wrote many of his own.

Now those stories become a means to give shape to his life. In this unique concert-drama, Prokofiev’s biography merges with his music – and his stories – to reveal both the artist and the man beneath.

A ‘true’ fairy-tale for the modern world, The Wandering Tower, is a unique and unprecedented concert-drama that shows how powerfully art can shape our lives.

The show runs for 90 minutes without the interval and features excerpts from Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Peter and Wolf’, Seventh Sonata, as well as music by six other composers.

Forthcoming performances:

Oxford, 29 February 2024 – Christ Church music room

East Grinstead 1 March 2024 (private)

London 2 March 2024

Supported by the Oleg Prokofiev Trust

 

Tama Matheson is an award-winning playwright, actor and director. He was educated at Oxford University and the University of Queensland. His plays have been performed in Australia, England, and Europe, and he has published poetry and articles in Australia and America. Tama has worked with numerous theater and opera companies, including Covent Garden, the Sydney Opera House, South Australian Opera, Perth Opera, the Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro Real Madrid, Houston Grand Opera, and Baden Baden Opera. He has also worked with Gergiev, Zeffirelli, Hvorostovsky and Domingo.

Past performances:

October 2023 Cambridge

September 2023 London (private)