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Robert and Elizabeth: An Extravaganza
Tue 25 July 2017, 19:30 – 20:30 BST
Rosamund Shelley, actor
Gavin Roberts, piano
Poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett were clandestinely married in St Marylebone in 1846. Join us for a day of events that celebrates their connection with the Parish. Rosamund Shelley and Gavin Roberts have performed a number of shows together including Novello & Son and War Songs and have devised this ‘extravaganza’, that dramatically narrates the courtship and marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, using songs from the 1964 Musical Robert and Elizabeth with music by Ron Grainer (also famed for writing the theme music for Doctor Who). Shelley will play Barrett looking back on her life, joined by actor TBC who will play Browning.
6:45pm Pre-Concert Talk on the Brownings connection with St Marylebone given by Dr Simon Avery (Westminster University).