Benedict Cumberbatch Award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch breathes new life into T.S Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’, in a world exclusive performance alongside one of the most celebrated ensembles, Britten Sinfonia.
In a world exclusive event, actor Benedict Cumberbatch appears at Charleston Festival for the first time to narrate T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’ in the poem’s centenary year. Considered one of the greatest works of modernist literature ever written, ‘The Waste Land’ conjures a world of spiritual emptiness, dwelling on moral decay, and the possibility of redemption. The actor is joined by the Britten Sinfonia orchestra for an extraordinary rendition of the poem set to music originally composed by ‘A Clockwork Orange’ author, Anthony Burgess.
Sophie Hunter and Richard Pryal join The Last Letter
Britten Sinfonia is delighted to announce that actors Sophie Hunter and Richard Pryal will be joining the orchestra on stage for their performances to mark the end of the Great War in Norwich, London and Saffron Walden (8-10 November). Their readings of works by some of the greatest war poets including Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke and Edward Thomas, as well as letters and poems written by the women who were left behind such as Vera Brittain and Helen Mackay Brown, will be interspersed with music by Ivor Gurney, Rudi Stephan and Nico Muhly, concluding with Barber’s inimitable Adagio.