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Mary’s Hand – Chamber Opera on the life of Queen Mary I – ‘Bloody’ Mary. Composer Martin Bussey,  Mezzo Clare McCaldin for McCaldin Arts.

I am the one you do not like’.

https://www.tete-a-tete.org.uk/event/marys-hand/

The Ubiquitous Woman – Music Theatre Show on on Sex, Love and Digital Tech.  In development with New Notes and Noises. and composer Martin Ward

Di (left) and Clare (right) in rehearsal


Odyssey – a contemporary revisiting of Homer from the female perspective for 7 female performers commissioned by Birmingham University.

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Written Portraits – Diep-Haven Festival.

Di creates portraits in poetry from the stories people have to tell. Engaging with a small group in open conversation, she writes a poem for each person inspired by their story and gives it back to them. Here the written portraits are inspired by the staff of Glyndebourne.

http://www.glyndebourne.com/education/take-part/lifelong-learning/diep-haven/


Miss Havisham’s Expectations with Linda Marlowe – Trafalgar Studios (One Spirit Productions.) Previously Edinburgh Festival (Seabright Prods)

Services No Longer Required – for BBC Philharmonic, composer Richard Taylor. Site specific Imperial War Museum North, live broadcast Radio Manchester, part of BBC’s WW1 commemorations. Parts 1 &2:


Songs from the Bridgewater Canal for BBC Philharmonic, Lowry Theatre, composer Fraser Trainer.


Salford Tales for BBC Philharmonic, Bridgewater Hall and MediaCity UK, with Matthew Barley, broadcast Radio 3 & Radio Manchester.


Who Killed Ramona Rhapsody? – a Musical Murder Mystery. Commissioned by BBC Philharmonic – Schools tour, adapted for BBC Radio 3, subsequently translated into Dutch and German.


OMG! Ovid Unplugged – all girl music theatre for Youth Music Theatre UK, composer William Morris, Square Chapel Theatre Halifax.


Liz and Di – directed by Anna Birch, Cochrane Theatre and short film produced by Fragments & Monuments in association with The London School of Fashion.


Inferno – commissioned by Birmingham University.


Elizabeth the Virgin Queen for City of London Festival – performed by Di with the Choir of the Chapels Royal


This Is Hell – Get Me Outta Here! – musical adaptation of Dante’s ‘Inferno’, New Music Festival at The Rosemary Branch Islington, MD James Young.


Not The Canterbury Tales – produced by Hot Tin Roof Drama Project at The Rosemary Branch


Snow Queen @Virtual World – produced by Hot Tin Roof Drama Project at Union Chapel Islington


Japanese Ghost Stories – City Of London Festival (co deviser)