Cast & Instrumentation

Cast

chorus bgSoprano 1 or young boy: BOY (Acts 1,2&3)

Soprano 2: TEACHER (Act 1), GIRLFRIEND (Act 2), LOVER (Act 3)

Mezzo-Soprano: MOTHER (Acts 1,2&3), LANDLADY (Act 3)

Baritone: PRIEST (Act 1), YOUNG MAN (Acts 2&3)

Bass: GRANDFATHER (Acts 1&2), PROFESSOR (Act 3), OLD MAN (Act 3)

Actor: FATHER (Acts 1,2&3), DOCTOR (Acts 1&3), BOSS (Act 3)

Physical theatre actor: BIG C (Acts 1&3), WAITER (Act 2)

 

Instrumentation

Thumb Ensemble conducted by Dan Watson
Thumb Ensemble conducted by Dan Watson, during the recording of some excerpts (Birmingham Conservatoire, August 2013)

1 Flute (doubling Piccolo)

1 Clarinet in Bb (doubling Bass clarinet)

1 Horn in F

1 Tuba

Timpani

Percussion (2 players)

Piano, Toy piano

Pre-recorded tape parts

1 Violin

1 Viola (+ 1 extra in Act 3)

1 Cello (+ 2 extras in Act 3)

1 Double bass (+ 3 extras in Act 3)


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