Last night we performed Vivienne in the October Gallery as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. It was an important opportunity to try the piece somewhere that is not a dedicated theatrical space, and to discover how far towards a concert performance we can take the staging without losing too much.
Once again we had an appreciative and knowledgeable audience, and it seemed right that a performance of Vivienne should be in Bloomsbury, with Eliot’s publisher Faber & Faber only a stone’s throw away.
It was particularly lovely to have in the audience a friend of mine who delayed his return to Japan in order to see the performance, having been one of the contributors to the Kickstarter campaign that made it possible. Thank you, Shigeo!