The Empty Chair
The Empty Chair is a mischievous musical adventure that explores the ways in which people and friendships grow and change.
When out of nowhere a mysterious empty chair appears bang in the middle of a house, its inhabitants are beyond bewildered. Why does it bring a strange, sizzling silence? Who is the tip-toeing creature full of songs and secrets that longs to help? And what on earth is a BLACK HOLE doing at the front door?
The Empty Chair unfolds through playful storytelling and irresistible music for voice, cello and piano, drawn from across the ages to include works by Debussy, Couperin, Berio and Moondog, alongside new music by TROUPE.
The Empty Chair was premiered at the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival in 2016 and was created with the generous support of Arts Council England, Spitalfields Music, Snape Maltings, and the Cooper Hall Foundation. The show toured the UK in 2018, with performamces at Wigmore Hall, the National Centre for Early Music, Saffron Hall, Snape Maltings, The Apex, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and the Oxford Lieder Festival.