Film, music and science collide in these two family-friendly performances.
Icarus at the Edge of Time is a futuristic reimagining of the classic Greek myth set in outer space, about a boy who challenges the awesome power of a black hole. A treat for the whole family, this is Peter and the Wolf for the 21st century.
Based on the stunning book for children written by world-renowned physicist Brian Greene,featuring a cutting-edge film by Al + Al and a brand new score by Philip Glass performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra,conducted by Marin Alsop.
Narrated by David Morrissey
New music by Philip Glass
Performed live by London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted byMarin Alsop
Film by Al + Al
Story by Brian Greene
Story adapted by Brian Greene and David Henry Hwang
Suitable for ages seven and over.
Commissioned and produced by World Science Festival (New York) and Southbank Centre (London) with the Royal Society. Co-commissioned by Associazione Festival dell Scienza, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Glasgow Concert Halls. Co-presented by Southbank Centre and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council England through the Sustain fund.
These two matinee family-friendly performances last approximately one hour. The Saturday evening performance features Icarus at the Edge of Time as well as John Adam's Doctor Atomic Symphony.