Theatre Saturday 12 May, 2018 8:00pm


Where we feel the dangers of everyday existence, let us a tell a true story of hope.

The Conductor is an award-winning piece of symphonic theatre: a tale told by 3 performers, and the music of Dmitri Shostakovich. His “Leningrad Symphony” is performed live, on-stage, as the story of what brought it into being is carried to life around a piano.

On August 9, 1942, the battered, starving Radio Orchestra of Leningrad, all with nothing left to lose, brought music to the people when they needed it most.

This is a story of familial bonds tested under the threat of annihilation. It is the story of ordinary individuals, flawed and hopeless, who carried the spark of extraordinary deeds. And it is the story of one’s right to life. They did not know why they suffered, and they did not know when help would come, nor from where. They prayed, and they watched the skies.

This is the true story of how, for a moment, their prayers were answered.



Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 

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