Chopin’s Last Tour
Chopin’s Last Tour is set in Scotland, 1848, the year before his death. It is not the happiest time in his life as he knows he is dying, his relationship with George Sand has ended dramatically, his father has died 4 years earlier and he doesn’t enjoy his present company or circumstances.
It is an attempt to humanise the genius, to give the audience an insight into the type of person he was. The play explains his upbringing, his family, the importance of Poland, his friendships and his lovers, his battle with illness, his conflicts and his trials. An insight into the type of life he led.
At the age of 21 he left Poland to further his career. He was never to return. He settled in Paris and soon had a reputation as a composer and teacher.
He was a very likeable, polite man with a quirky sense of humour. He was introverted and shy.
Even today he remains a romantic figure and this play explores the relationships with women in his life.
This play features live piano.
It is an emotional piece. It gives insight into his feelings.
“An intensely charismatic performance” – Stage Whispers
“A performance which captures great sincerity” – 9/10 Edinburgh
“Gives Chopin a humanity” – Newcastle Herald