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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Marc Almond Talks Ten Plagues

Beige sat down with Marc Almond for an exclusive video interview as he took a break during rehearsals for his new show ‘Ten Plagues’ at the historic Wilton’s Music Hall in the heart of east London.

Marc Almond talks Ten Plagues at Wiltons Music Hall from beige on Vimeo.

The award winning song cycle Ten Plagues began its run at Wilton’s Music Hall this week, following its hugely successful premiere at the Edinburgh Festival. Written by playwright, Mark Ravenhill, and composer Conor Mitchell from eye-witness accounts of the 1665 London Plague, the show depicts London ravaged by the most deadly Plague imaginable. With a one-man bravura performance by Marc Almond, the production brings together the worlds of music, theatre and opera in a deeply moving and profoundly relevant work.

Marc Almond told Beige earlier this year, “Dramatist Mark Ravenhill wrote this song-cycle piece especially for me. It’s one man’s journey through the great plague, emotionally representing what people go through during epidemic panics. It’s a daunting new world for me. But I love challenges and it has reconnected me with my early passion for theatre.”

Perfectly presented in the decaying beauty of the world’s oldest surviving music hall, Ten Plagues is a highly original theatrical event starring one of the most unique and distinctive voices in contemporary music.

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