Bach and Sonnets

This show puts together two cultural titans in a semi-dramatic setting at the world famous Jazz Club Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs in the heart of London’s West End:

Oliver Hayes recites 12 selected Shakespeare sonnets to cellist Sophie Haynes, who plays one of Bach’s famous cello suites.

This show was premiered as a private fundraising event for musical charities at Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs in 2018 and is now brought back with a new cast for

Thursday, 3rd October 2019 at 6.00pm

Tickets are now available on this website at Prices range from £15-125 and include a free welcome drink as well as a free premium programme with the full texts of the sonnets.

Hayes and Haynes – the dream team

Oliver Hayes is a very versatile actor who will deliver the sonnets in a light and contemporary, and yet deeply stirring way:

Oliver Hayes

Accomplished cellist Sophie Haynes brings both warmth and brilliance to Bach’s third cello suite.

Sophie Haynes
Our first clip from this year’s show: Sophie in her costume by Janet Rodney
60 seconds of the Bach & Sonnets 2018 show with Justine Viani and Laurence Price-Nowak

Director Wolfgang Mittelmaier

The show is conceived, produced and directed by German theatre director Wolfgang Mittelmaier, who currently works on a number of projects based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Wolfgang Mittelmaier, director
Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs

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