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Making music with glass might sound like the stuff of variety performances; men in suits twirling their fingers around the rim of champagne flutes to play some novelty songs doesn’t sound like it’d make a great idea for a feature-length stage show. That is until Unfolding Theatre got their hands on the concept. The company have scaled up the idea and created a full-blown glass orchestra, ready to blow you away with its magical sound.

Lands of Glass takes the audience on a trip to the town of Quinnipak, where they’ll meet a glassmaker dreaming of building a crystal palace, a musician searching for a note that only he can hear and an orphan that’s trying desperately not to grow into the coat that will one day be his destiny. Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, the trip into the whimsical and often hilarious fictional world features a host of instruments made of glass, including marimbas, chimes, bells, and even a Sauvignon-blancophone. I can’t be the only one thinking that the Sauvignon-blancophone alone is worth the price of admission…

Lands of Glass is at Northern Stage, Newcastle from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th February.

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