Debussy on the Road: with pianist Lucy Parham and actor Simon Russell Beale

07 February 2017
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Lucy Parham is taking her show, 'Reverie – the life and loves of Claude Debussy', on tour next week


Pianist Lucy Parham is taking her show, Reverie – the life and loves of Claude Debussy, on tour next week


The show is one of five Composer Portrait shows she has scripted. On this tour she is joined by the renowned actor, Simon Russell Beale.


The narrative of Reverie, which takes the form of a personal journal, follows him from his initial success with the Prix de Rome in 1885 to his untimely death in 1918. It is punctuated with solo piano works ranging from the ever-popular lyricism of Clair de Lune, Reverie and The Girl with the Flaxen Hair to such virtuosic showpieces as Jardins sous la pluie, the Etudes and L’isle joyeuse.

You can catch them at:

Richmond Theatre on 17 Feb

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Regent Theatre, Dorset on 19 Feb

Brighton Theatre Royal on 22 Feb


WATCH a little taster of Lucy and Simon in performance with Reverie


The CD, featuring the actor Alex Jennings as the narrator, will be released in March and will be available fro Amazon, iTunes and Parham’s website.


Lucy Parham is a regular contributor to Pianist magazine. Her latest 'how to play' lesson, on Alexander Siloti's magical arrangement of Saint-Saëns' The Swan, appears inside the current issue