The Unquiet Grave at The Spring
UNQUIET GRAVE is a delightful new play – a ghost story told
with intriguing dialogue and half-a-dozen English folk
songs, both haunting and hilarious. The action takes place
in deep woodland where Lydia Peck – a well-known folk singer
– comes to remember. Unexpectedly, her daughter is also
THE UNQUIET GRAVE is performed by an incredible team. First of all, Michaela Bennison – an exceptional actor-singer who gave a sold-out performance at The Spring as Honey Grey in LADY OF JAZZ.
Alongside is the incredible Jane Pegler. Many will have seen her incredible virtuoso as Deirdre Compton in SHAKESPEARE’S LOST WOMEN. A wonderful actor, she is also a blue ribband vocal coach with many of her graduates working full time in the West End.
In SHAKESPEARE’S LOST WOMEN, Jane was accompanied on stage by the exceptional guitar skills of John Gleadall – surely no one has done more for the local music scene than he has? John created the beautiful new arrangements of the old-English folk songs in THE UNQUIET GRAVE.
In performance, Michaela, Jane and John will be supported by the immense talent of Tony Pegler, our keyboard maestro. He played the on-stage pianist in LADY OF JAZZ and has devised some extraordinarily haunting and foot-tapping accompaniments of ‘The Suffolk Miracle’, ‘The Fellow that Played the Trombone’, ‘He Moved through the Fair’ and more.
The story is mine – but it only exists because of the power of the folk songs I’ve woven into it. I can’t tell you what happens, because that will spoil the mystery, but – like folk music itself – the show veers between heartache and laughter, delicious harmonies and music-hall humour.
Both performances at The Spring will be followed by a delightful and revealing post-show discussion led by Kate Mosse.
Fri 13 & Sat 14 August, 7:30 pm
The Spring, PO9 1BS
Tickets: www.thespring.co.uk T. 023 9247 2700