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06 Jul 2008

Crossing the Sea, at Wilton's Music Hall

Deirdre_Gribbin.png(Photo: Eugene Langan)
Richard Morrison [Times Online, 7 July 2008]

To come across a new work that's carefully conceived for a mixture of different media - film, dance, theatre, a singer and a string quartet - is a rare and rewarding thing. With her husband, the theatre director Lou Stein, the Belfast-born composer Deirdre Gribbin has been exploring this genre-busting territory for some time. But if she writes another piece as haunting as Crossing the Sea - her “one-woman opera” had its premiere in the suitably elegiac dilapidation of Wilton's Music Hall - she, and we, will be lucky.

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