A new song cycle by the Olivier Award-winning star of Hamilton.
I live in Soho, London. I was there throughout last summer. I saw Soho shift from deserted tranquility, where the only sounds were birds and church bells to the noise and heat of demands for social justice and civil unrest. I saw couples and families sneaking bike rides and I saw violence – protests and peacemakers, homelessness and empty properties. People helping each other and people hurting each other. I saw confusion and hope and strength.
I found myself taking my guitar and writing about what I was seeing and feeling and thinking.
I ended up writing a collection of songs and my aim was to respond immediately to what I was experiencing. I wanted to answer the question: how do we communicate in this atmosphere? How do we find love and balance and strength? These are songs of protest and joy and anger and love.
Giles Terera will also star in The Meaning of Zong, a Bristol Old Vic production, in spring 2022.
“No fan of Terera, musical theatre, cabaret performance or London itself should miss this” ★★★★★ Theatre Monkey
“A spellbinding hour” ★★★★ Reviewsgate
“From the first song to the last, I was gripped. I couldn’t look away.” What’s On Stage
Originating co-producer: Fane Productions | Originally performed at Crazy Coqs