This week the Heath Quartettravel to Birmingham for the final rehearsals and world premiere of Calixto Bieito’s highly anticipated new production, The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex & Anxiety. A co-commission with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Brighton Dome and Festival, and Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and Holland Festival, this exciting production explores the tempestuous relationship between sex, anxiety and music. The quartet will perform music by Ligeti and Beethoven on-stage alongside four actors.
Learn more about the production in the video below:
They begin with a string of performances at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 12 to 19 May (with preview and press nights on 12, 14 and 15 May). They will then tour the production throughout Europe with performances at the Brighton Dome, Grand Théâtre Luxembourg, Teatro Arriago Bilbao and Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam.