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The Telling

Into the Melting Pot

Songs and stories of women, and lively Spanish medieval music

Into the Melting Pot

“Last night’s performance was so utterly moving - a human story brought to life… a collaborative wondrous experience that touched every part of my being.”
— Audience member (2022)

A concertplay (where music and theatre collide) by award-winning writer Clare Norburn and by BAFTA-nominated director Nicholas Renton.

Spain, 1492. At twilight on her final night in Seville, a Jewish woman lights the lamps. She is being forced to leave Spain and set sail for an uncertain future. Her story echoes down the ages to the personal stories of people affected by politics and war today. She tunes into the voices of a community of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women from across the Spanish peninsula.

Down the centuries, women’s stories of integration, love, the rich cultural heritage of the Spanish peninsula and racial intolerance are played out to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs and lively medieval music performed live by The Telling, with full staging and stunning lighting. Be transported back to 15th-century Seville!


The Corn Exchange, Newbury
Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5AA, United Kingdom

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