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A Soldier's Tale

A Soldier's Tale


A pact with the Devil, a magic book that can tell the future, and a charmed violin which holds power over all who hear it…

In a year that sees the 50th anniversary of Stravinsky’s death, join us for a fully staged version of his darkly thrilling score The Soldier’s Tale.

A soldier, on leave from the army, is persuaded by the Devil to trade his treasured old violin for a magic book that can tell the future and make him rich beyond imagination. We follow the Soldier on his journey as the world as he knows it changes around him, the Devil returning in different disguises as the Soldier continues his hunt for happiness. But what force will win in the end?

Whilst in exile in Switzerland during WW1, Stravinsky met the Swiss writer Ramuz. The two worked collaboratively to create the original script and score and in 1918 The Soldier’s Tale premiered in Lausanne. The subsequent tour was cancelled due to the 1918 flu epidemic spreading across Europe.

Featuring a cast of Southampton-based directors and performing artists, PACS’ production of The Soldier’s Tale incorporates dance, music and theatre to bring this inspiring story to life.

Event details

Sat 16 Oct 2021, 8:00pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

Turner Simms
University of Southampton

Phone: 023 8059 5151

Website: Turner Simms

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