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We are delighted to announce that the DVD film of the world première performance of Tim Benjamin’s modern oratorio Herakles, featuring Todmorden Choral Society and Todmorden Orchestra along with professional soloists in Todmorden Town Hall is now available to purchase online through the University Store. The DVD includes a booklet with some background to the story…
As part of a series of events during the 80th Birthday year of poet, playwright and film-maker Tony Harrison – including a screening of his film-poem The Gaze of the Gorgon (1992), a book signing, and a one-day academic conference – there was a staged reading of The Labourers of Herakles (1995) directed by George Rodosthenous…
DVDs of the world premiere performance in Todmorden will be available for purchase, cost £10, at the film premiere on Saturday 8th July. For more information and to buy tickets for the event, please see our Film page.   After the event DVDs will be available through the University Store at £10 + post and…
On Sunday 30th April, Tim Benjamin’s Herakles premiered to a packed house in Todmorden Town Hall. Audience ratings of the work were overwhelmingly positive with the music, performers and occassion all received more than 4 stars. Lively, intense, interesting, good combination of music and speech. Most enjoyable. For more information and photographs please see the Musical…
Todmorden Orchestra and Choral Society have had their first joint rehearsal for this Sunday’s premiere of Tim Benjamin’s ‘Herakles’ in Todmorden Town Hall.  The dramatic soundscape created by the music was perfectly complemented by the sonorous spoken narrative delivered by Time (the fabulous Claire Benedict).  Come Sunday, the instrumental forces will be further augmented, and…
The composer of the new dramatic work Herakles (premiering in Todmorden in 14 days), speaks to the Hercules Project about his interest in Hercules and Hercules’ Choice, about the process of adapting an ancient story to the modern world, and his compositional process, influences and changes. This recording has been lightly edited, but you may…
For further details and for the link to the University Store, please see the Booking page.
Todmorden actress Claire Benedict will play the narrator in the upcoming production of Tim Benjamin’s Herakles. Claire Benedict, whose theatre work includes numerous productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, is familiar to many from roles in television dramas such as Waking the Dead and Prime Suspect, among others. Her film credits include Felicia’s Journey (1999)….
The new musical drama by Tim Benjamin premieres in 15 days time and is now advertised with this rather fetching display in Todmorden Tourist Information Office, where tickets can be purchased, please follow this link for the phone number. Posters are also on display in Leeds, in the Town Hall, Music Library and Tourist Information….