Kathleen Ferrier: Whattalife!

Kathleen Ferrier: Whattalife!

Lucy Stevens presents

Kathleen Ferrier


Thursday 8th November 8pm

Whattalife! is a one woman play with music. Kathleen Ferrier was one of Britain’s phenomenal women of the 20th Century. Whattalife! tells her story from her debut as a singer in 1940, her meteoric rise and her tragic death in 1953.

Professional actress and contralto, Lucy Stevens has researched and created a unique and totally engaging performance, the text is taken straight from Kathleen’s letters and diaries. Sung music from her repertoire is woven through the text.

Whattalife! is the first staged dramatisation of Ferrier’s life, evoking the spirit of the war and post war years. Just like Kathleen during her short but full life, the show has a great sense of fun and talks straight from the heart.

Lucy Stevens and Whattalife! was featured on ‘Music Matters’, BBC Radio 3.

“Lucy Stevens is brilliant, has Kathleen Ferrier perfectly and is a fine musician too” Christopher Fifield, conductor, music historian and editor of Letters and Diaries of Kathleen Ferrier.

“A huge THANK YOU, everyone absolutely loved it and had a fantastic time.” Audience member

“Thank you for a wonderful memorable evening. It really was terrific, brilliant!” Audience member

“I want to say what a fantastic performance. I have seen very few such moving, funny and well acted performances, let alone with such fabulous singing, a real treat.”

Audience member

'Any singer to take on the task is either delusional or superbly gifted. Lucy Stevens is the latter. Whattalife! is a seamless balance of speech and music, neither dominating the piece.' Jane Bower localsecrets.com 25/4/16

“Just a note to say what a fabulous evening we had at Loweswater last night. Lucy is fantastic! I have never heard such a wonderful sound in our hall before. Never mind Whatalife! Whatavoice!" Penny Leck, Promoter Loweswater Village Hall.

"Whattalife! What a show!" Buzz Magazine

Kathleen Ferrier: Lucy Stevens

Music Director: Elizabeth Marcus

Director: Chris Baldwin

Movement Director: Dodger Phillips

Producer: Penny Mayes Dramatic Solutions

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