Rave reviews for the production which opened at the Manchester Royal Exchange this week….
Very happy that the production of Twelfth Night at the Royal Exchange Theatre directed by Jo Davies on which I was composer has opened to some brilliant reviews.
“Alex Baranowski’s music isn’t just the food of love, but drip-feeds the production’s life-blood, with fiddler Kate Young leading a band playing a mix of folksy melodies and moody off-beat sounds integrated within the action.” The Stage ****
“…the soundscape of the production is so compelling… Alex Baranowski’s score has a vaguely Armenian flavour, and the dark ululations of the folk fiddler and vocalist Kate Young provide an atmospheric introduction, leading a slow cortege in honour of Olivia’s deceased brother. But this production does not remain in a minor key for long, even if O’Donnell restores the melancholy at the end with a bewitching, torch-song rendition of The Wind and the Rain that brings a new meaning to the line, “When I was but a little tiny boy”.” The Guardian ****