If you go down to the woods today . . .
Nicky Spence tells the story
TENOR ∙ NICKY SPENCE
MEZZO SOPRANO ∙ KITTY WHATELEY
PIANO ∙ ELLA O’NEILL
NARRATOR ∙ KEVIN WHATELEY
Emerging from lockdown life, Tom and Claire escape for a romantic weekend, camping in the woods next to the Theatre in the Woods. Intoxicated by freedom (among other substances) they stumble upon unrecognisable characters within themselves. But will they escape with their lives (and their marriage) intact?
Nicky Spence and Kitty Whately perform a self-devised, -directed and -filmed duo-drama, with the aid of songs by Britten, Dove, Schumann, Brahms, Faure, Hahn, Weir, Sondheim, Gershwin and a world-première setting by baritone Roderick Williams of the Teddy Bears’ picnic.