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Sunday 28 May 2023, 4pm

Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams & Julius Drake: Seven Ages

Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams & Julius Drake: Seven Ages

Presented by Saffron Hall

Five outstanding artists join forces for an afternoon of poetry and music charting the highs and lows of The Seven Ages of Man.

Rory Kinnear and Pandora Colin are extraordinary actors who bring their voices to poetry by writers such as Shakespeare, Donne, Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy and A.A. Milne. Music from Brahms to Britten is interpreted by three greats: tenor Mark Padmore, baritone Roderick Williams and pianist Julius Drake.

Supporters

Supported by an anonymous donor

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 15 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

Cabaret table seating will be available for this performance.

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

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Programme and performers

Programme

  • Music by Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré & others
  • Readings by Shakespeare, Donne, Yeats, Wordsworth, Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, AA Milne & others

Performers

  • Mark Padmore tenor
  • Roderick Williams baritone
  • Julius Drake piano
  • Rory Kinnear narrator
  • Pandora Colin narrator

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Information for your visit

Sunday 28 May 2023, 4pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

3pm - 4pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

3pm - 3.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

3pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

3.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

4pm
This performance will run through without an interval.

Show ends

5.15pm (approx)

Post-show members' reception

Saffron Hall Foundation, Platinum & Gold members are warmly invited to a post-show reception with an opportunity to meet the artists.

Post-show shuttle bus

5.15pm – 6.15pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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