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I, Spie

John Dowland and the Secret Service

I, Spie

Supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation

Supported by Continuo Foundation

Centred around an extraordinary letter written by Renaissance composer/lutenist John Dowland to spymaster Sir Robert Cecil in 1595, this spell-binding concertplay (where music and theatre collide) by award-winning writer Clare Norburn and BAFTA-nominated director Nicholas Renton imagines what might have happened next.

I, Spie tells the story of how John Dowland manages to foil an Italian plot on the life of Queen Elizabeth I and his ensuing grisly dealings with the Secret Service. Think Blackadder meets Spooks with music by Dowland, his contemporaries and Elizabethan tavern, street and courtly masque music.

  • 🎉Stranraer Music For All
  • 📅Fri 14 June 2024
  • 📍Ryan Centre, Stranraer
  • 🕑7:30pm
  • 🎫£14
  • 12 other performances

Ryan Centre, Stranraer
Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP, United Kingdom

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