Wed 5 June | Oysters (Oysters Creatives)


June 5, 2019 8:00 pm

01305 266926

(left) Neil Salvage as Johannes Brahms (right) Nicholas Collett as Heinrich von Herzogenberg (photo by Peter Mould) LR
Dorchester Corn Exchange

Wednesday 5 June


£14 / £12 members and concessions

2 Hours (approx)


A new dark comedy with live music shining a powerful spotlight on composer Johannes Brahms. At a party to celebrate the first performance of his Violin Concerto the composer’s genius is overshadowed by his self-destructive ego. On his quest for perfection we meet a mesmerizing gallery of characters – the arthritic, embittered and ageing Clara Schumann; the mad, jealous unstable virtuoso Joachim; the pompous and waspish critic Hanslick; and the gentle friend and disciple Von Herzogenberg. As the evening progresses and emotions turn on a sixpence, the play moves to its extraordinary conclusion fuelled by turbulent feelings and farcical misunderstandings. And at the centre of it all is the question ‘Why art…and what price do we pay for it?’
Performed by an award-winning cast incl

uding Nicholas Collett (RSC, West End), Neil Salvage (RNT, Old Vic) and Eleanor Ryan as Violinist – directed by Amy Bonsall, designed by Maddy Sinclair


Municipal Buildings
High St East
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF
Phone: 01305 265840 / 266861
Fax: 01305 266085