Since 600 BC, Sappho has been composing wedding songs and writing sensual poems circulated on fragmentary papyrus through the millennia and around the world. And now, twenty-six centuries later, she releases her much-anticipated first-ever full-length audio recording. Praise Aphrodite!
In celebration of this epic achievement from Ancient Greece’s infamous poet, actor Victoria Grove and director Jessica Ruano are remounting their award-winning production of ‘SAPPHO…in 9 fragments’ by Jane Montgomery Griffiths for THREE NIGHTS ONLY in East London’s ARCH 1 from 7th to 9th May, 2014.
ARCH 1 (arch1.co.uk), managed by Robert Clarke, is an intimate live music and performance venue located underneath a railway arch in East London. For the past 5 years, ARCH 1 has hosted a wild array of up-and-coming musicians, comedians and performers in its unique setting. SAPPHO will be the first theatre production to play at this venue.
SAPPHO …in 9 fragments plays at ARCH 1 Live Music, Cranberry Lane, East London, E16 4BJ. Closest stations: West Ham (Jubilee line) and Star Lane (DLR). 7th to 9th May, 2014, Wednesday to Friday at 8pm.
Advance Tickets: $12/10 at http://arch1.co.uk/index.php/get-tickets.
Audio recordings of the script – produced by Richard Causon at Leif Storm Studios – may be purchased online, or at the venue.