Blood of Orpheus (1977)
A music theatre cabaret in nine tableaux; music and text by Charlie Barber
2 actor/singers, t sax, tpt, tbn, pno, perc, vln, db
duration: c. 25 minutes
Based on drawings and texts by French poet and film-maker Jean Cocteau, Blood of Orpheus is a dream in which images, snatches of sound, songs and tableaux vivant combine to create a surreal spectacle de nuit.
First performed by Red Light Theatre at the Sherman Arena Theatre, Cardiff on 11 March 1977