Join us for a musical journey with Res Publica Duo Tour of The People’s String Foundation; Live with the Virtual Orchestra.
Res Publica” is a brand new musical touring show from acclaimed South West band: The People’s String Foundation, (virtuoso violinist Ben Sutcliffe and co founder and composer Zaid Al-Rikabi).
During this piece the band packs a 32 piece Gypsy Orchestra into a suitcase and takes them on tour inviting the audience on an incredible journey of discovery. Using music, puppetry, art, cinematography and animation all set to the backdrop of a “Virtual Orchestra,” (recorded at The Hall for Cornwall, in 2018).
“Res-Publica” is a unique project that combines many art forms to create one immersive and exhilarating show. The second half of the show offers the audience the chance to hear The People’s String Foundation’s most popular songs and compositions from their time working as musical directors for companies such as Kneehigh and Rogue Theatre and The Minack.
This show is a multi-media theatrical concert backed by recorded footage of The People’s String Foundation Orchestra. They play the key musical parts live over the top of an audio and visual recording of a sellout concert at The Hall for Cornwall playing our newest album “Res Publica” live.
“One of the great wonders of the West-Stonking, earthy, organic, delicate & barn-storming.” – Charles Hazlewood. conductor & composer
The story we tell is one of a solitary soul, a marionette puppet, searching through these turbulent times searching for meaning. A way to belong. Twinned with the lead musician’s violin and edited to slip seamlessly in and out of the orchestral footage, the puppets journey takes the audience on an emotional and intriguing journey. Created by a talented team of film and theatre professionals, the visual and lighting elements of the show are both inventive and unique. These elements combine with beautifully original and arranged music to create an unforgettable experience.
Suitable for all ages 7+.