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The Mozart Question

Author(s): Michael Morpurgo, adapted for the stage by Vicki Berwick
Company: Barn Theatre in association with Anthology Theatre and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

The Mozart Question is the fourth Michael Morpurgo book to get the Barn Theatre treatment following productions of The Butterfly Lion, Private Peaceful and The Elephant in the Garden.

The story has been adapted for the stage by the Vicki Berwick and will include a cast of musicians.

A young reporter is sent to interview great violinist Paolo Levi. There’s just one thing she is told not to do and that is to ask the Mozart question.

However, as the interview begins, Paolo takes the opportunity to tell her his life story, including the answer to a mystery.

As a little boy growing up in Venice, he discovered a violin with a haunting, traumatic past set against the background of the Holocaust. Michael Morpurgo’s tale of love, secrets and survival is bound together by the power of music in the hardest of times.