From an unprecedented collaboration of international artists comes the European premiere of A Song of Songs, a critically acclaimed musical theatre experience, opening at the Park Theatre from Thursday 9 May to Saturday 15 June 2024.
Winner of The San Francisco Critics Award for best new production, comes a play with extraordinary musicality. A Song of Songs fuses a world music score, Middle Eastern harmonics, dazzling choreography and an inspiring story of passion and awakening.
Drawing on influences that span continents and millennia – from ancient feminist eroticism to the sounds of modern European Flamenco, Klezmer and the Middle-East; the cast of twelve musicians and performers bring this epic, poetical musical theatre to vibrant life.
A Song of Songs tells the evocative story of a young wife (Ofra Daniel) in a loveless marriage who discovers she has an unseen admirer. Intrigued, she enters into a mysterious and fervent love affair; finding herself in what is a timeless, seductive, soul-searing, rapturous journey of sexual and climatic personal empowerment – or is it love-induced madness…..
Ofra Daniel says: “I want to bring a different musical theatrical experience to audiences, with my first UK production. Poetry is the highest form of expression. It evokes imagery that stirs the senses, opens the mind, and awakens the body.”
A Song of Songs creative team features a multicultural collection of award-winning artists including: prolific actress, writer and composer Ofra Daniel and the Tony Award nominated theatre and opera director Christopher Renshaw (We Will Rock You, Zorro: The Musical, The King and I, Taboo); music by Ofra Daniel (Behind Closed Doors, Edges, What if?, Kassit – The Musical – San Francisco) and Lior Ben-Hur, in collaboration with Ali Paris; whilst new musicians will be creating and jamming their inclusive fusion into the European Premiere 2024. The lyrics are inspired by the most beautiful poetry ever written, A Song Of Songs. Producer for A Song of Songs is John Gertz (Zorro: The Musical) and General Manager is Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson (The Addams Family). Further cast and production TBC.