The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

What’s on

Click on dates in the calendar to find out about events and activities at the Engine House; details of each event are listed underneath.

« August 2016 »

In Their Own WordsWednesday, August 24th, 2016, 6:00 pm | £10

Local composer Michael Betteridge follows up on the success of his opera Thousand Furs which premiered at the IABF last summer by teaming up with composer Anna Braithwaite to present a brand new piece of verbatim musical theatre tackling loss and survival on the topics of HIV and dementia respectively. Setting the stories of two people facing life-changing diagnoses with honesty and humour against a backdrop of classical, pop and folk, these are musical portraits told In Their Own Words. Buy tickets now. “Michael Betteridge’s inventive score parodies Handel’s choruses, medieval courtly dance and even barber shop quartet.” ★★★★★ Financial Times (for Thousand Furs) Approximate show length: 55 mins Suitable for 14yrs+