Scenes from a Musical turns Jacob's Island Gallery into a temporary theatre space wherein Adam Latham and Rich Wilson invite you to witness open rehearsals for their forthcoming musical A Short Play in Black and White. Scenes will be rehearsed throughout the duration of the exhibition and videos of these performances (as well as the times and dates of rehearsals) will be made available online.
The play is set on a tropical island, in a world somewhere between the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific and David Attenborough's 1960 text Quest in Paradise. The opening night introduces a scene from the play in which concupiscent sailors sing a rowdy rendition of an American rock classic in an attempt to woo the natives.
James Connelly has been specially commissioned to produce a painting inspired by Wilson and Latham's script. Connelly's painting will be presented alongside several new sculptural works by the duo, inspired by the legendary cargo cult religions that sprung up in the South Pacific in the wake of World War II.
An artist’s book will be produced to mark the culmination of the show. A song from the musical, performed live at the Belfast Fringe Festival last month is now available to watch on Vimeo.
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