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Celebrating the bohemian life and times of Debussy

By: stagedoorscribbler - February 5, 2018

Robert Powell. Photograph by Hattie Miles

Much loved actors Robert Powell and Liza Goddard will be in Norfolk on Sunday (11th February) to present A Passionate Life  which celebrates the extraordinary life and times of the composer Claude Debussy.

They production was originally  staged in 2012 to mark his 150th anniversary and proved so popular it that it’s been running on and off ever since.

It reveals a man who was a revolutionary genius, who lived for love, and attracted drama and scandal wherever he went. Charismatic, fascinating, outrageously unconventional, Debussy possessed great charm and wit. He was a true Bohemian, equally at home in the lowlife nightclubs of Montmartre as in the aristocratic salons of Parisian Society. 

In A Passionate Life Robert and Liza present Debussy’s turbulent times as viewed through his own brilliantly vivid, sometimes moving, often humorous writings.

There are also the thoughts and observations of fellow artists and musicians, the words of friends (and enemies!) interwoven with musical interludes.

Christine Croshaw, who devised the piece, plays the piano and Clive Conway plays the flute.

A Passionate Life - the Life and Times of Claude Debussy is at The Auden Theatre in Holt on Sunday 11th February.