Ivor Novello-winning composer Martin Green (Lau) and Director Emma Rice (Wise Children, Kneehigh) spent a week in Hull with a small cast transforming the audio drama KELI into a work for stage.
The story follows a prodigiously talented, but highly volatile teenager who plays in a brass band. A modern day story of the power of music, our communities and post-industrial realities.
Keli might be the best player, but can she keep a lid on her very real challenges of life long enough to make it to the top?
This performance was an open rehearsal, a 'work in progress sharing' where the team presented sections of the play, followed by a Q&A allowing audiences to really step inside the creative process of a very exciting work in development we're proud to support.
In addition to this, the audio drama was released a day before the live peformance for people to experience at home. This is still available to listen to here.
KELI was originally funded by Creative Scotland, The Lyceum, Marchus Trust, Shetland Arts and PRS Foundation for Music. This further development has been funded by Freedom Festival.
Written and composed by Martin Green, originally conceived by Martin Green and Wils Wilson.