The Song Project

Company: Royal Court Theatre and Stichting WENDE

A mix of a gig and theatre, The Song Project is a collection of songs by five playwrights exploring the hopes and anxieties of life, performed live by Wende and a company of musicians.

From dark, thrashing, furious songs exploring loss of identity, rage, terror and alienation to joyous and defiant anthems about conquering fear, love, sex, hope and motherhood, each song stands alone in its own world like a first-person confessional revelation. Together, the collection journeys through fear, angst and loneliness, to acceptance, hope and joy as one song cycle.

With words by playwrights E V Crowe, Sabrina Mahfouz, Somalia Nonyé Seaton, Stef Smith and Debris Stevenson, The Song Project was conceived by Royal Court associate designer Chloe Lamford and award-winning Dutch singer and composer Wende in collaboration with composer Isobel Waller-Bridge and choreographer Imogen Knight.