Iconic composer Johannes Brahms spurs new comedy on Buxton stage

A new dark comedy about the composer Johannes Brahms will be staged in Buxton this week.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 7:00 am

The cast of Oysters includes Sabina Arthur (Game of Thrones, Coronation Street) and distinguished violinist Eleanor Ryan.

Johannes Brahms is attending a party to celebrate the first performance of his Violin Concerto – but his genius is overshadowed by his self-destructive ego. His friends are all

there, but everyone is caught in a seething cauldron of passionate recriminations – and darkly hilarious outcomes. Everyone has their own agenda - the arthritic, embittered and

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ageing Clara Schumann from his past: jealous, unstable virtuoso Josef Joachim; pompous and waspish critic Hanslick - and gentle friend and disciple Von Herzogenberg. As the

evening progresses and emotions turn on a sixpence, the play moves to its extraordinary conclusion fuelled by turbulent feelings and farcical misunderstandings.

The production is at Buxton Opera House on Saturday, June 8. Tickets £10-£15. Call 01298 72190 or go to www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk