Executing a new style of performance in Manchester

David Upton

The Dead Rat Orchestra and British folk singer Lisa Knapp combine with filmmaker James Holcombe to take the concept of a live film score to a new level.

Not only is the music performed live but, by using six projectors, three screens and local footage at each date, Holcombe creates a new Directors Cut every night. It’s headed for Home in Manchester on 25 July.

The film, Tyburnia, is a radical history of 600 years of public execution at London’s Tyburn, now Speaker’s Corner, the capital’s centre for executions.