written & devised by Rhiannon Drake
ft. the poetry of Byron & Shelley and music by Beethoven & Schubert
The Year Without A Summer
a new musical
A volcanic eruption has caused widespread climatological disaster.
Amidst the devastation, a gang of England's greatest writers travel abroad to create their masterpieces... but what about the wives and lovers they leave behind?
A a new musical, 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 incorporating well-known 1816 compositions by Beethoven & Schubert.
Recorded in 2017 at
Transformer Studios, London.
Composed & devised by
Produced by Andrea Adriano.
Performers listed below.
Concept Album Concert: February 2018, Above The Arts Theatre
1-hour Production as one half of 'Herstoric': April 2019, The Drayton Arms Theatre
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