written & devised by Rhiannon Drake
ft. the poetry of Byron & Shelley and music by Beethoven & Schubert
The Year Without A Summer
a new musical
Based on real events...
The year is 1816. The eruption of Mount Tambora has caused widespread climate change & famine. Amidst the devastation, a gang of England's greatest writers create their masterpieces...
An actor-musician show, following the lives of several much-loved 19th century writers & characters.
Contemporary themes & sounds collide with the world of the Romantics.
A blend of original musical theatre songs (composed by Rhiannon Drake), contemporary, loop-based tunes & well-known 1816 compositions by Beethoven & Schubert.
Recorded in 2017 at
Transformer Studios, London.
Composed & devised by
Produced by Andrea Adriano.
Performers listed below.