We will be testing ideas for a new show based on the stories of Hans Christian Andersen at the Belltable on May 25th & 26th as part of SCRATCH. Duncan will be reading with new music by Great in Small Doses.
Tickets are €5 and available on the door or through the Belltable website.
Great in Small Doses – The Bright Idea/The Pretty Mystery
"And Death was sitting on his chest." Illustration from The Nightingale by Edmund Dulac
Duncan here, founder of the LSA and one half of Seven Versions of A Song. You might be wondering why we have an online presence at all, beyond just as a reminder of when shows are happening. The answer is simple:
You are the reason we are putting on plays.
If you’d like to buy us a coffee or a pint, go for it. Failing that, this is how we have chats. Tell us what you think, what you liked, what you didn’t, how your life’s going, your feelings on the recapitalisation of Anglo, whatever. To kickstart a conversation we’re going to put up extra stuff that pertains to the things we make. So here’s a good old fashioned mixtape:
Duncan’s Youtube Mixtape
I’ve been rehearsing Seven Versions of a Song for a little over a month at this stage, and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve been working on ideas with Cathy and the band in Daghdha and drinking coffee/writing at home and a lot of it has involved of listening to music. The piece is a duet about two sides of a relationship, through dance and talking, and we’ll have our own score but there’s other music that has inspired ideas, or brought up memories, or been lashed on in the background to dance to. In no particular order here are my Seven Songs:
Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
Beirut – Scenic World
Sufjan Stevens – The Dress looks nice on you
3epkano – Lullaby for Isobel
Chemical Brothers – Close your Eyes
Waterboys – Fishermans Blues
TV on the Radio – Wolf like me
Those who are afeared we look too serious, fear not! There will be singing and dancing.
UPDATE: Seven Versions of a Song will be coming to Belfast’s Blackbox Theatre on Thursday the 25th & Friday the 26th of November at 1pm for a mere £3.
Love is like mercury; it shines and it burns and you can measure your health by it.
Some of us say things with our bodies; some with our words. Sometimes what you think about something is very different to how you act. There are two sides to every love story. Memories and feelings in words and movement by Cathy Walsh and Duncan Molloy.
I’m this close to you. I love you.
I’m still not sure you understand how I feel.
I can’t make you understand what I mean. But here goes.