Lucy Walker and the Britten-Pears Foundation present Paramore a site-specific production at HighTide Festival 2016.

Owen, a young soldier in training, dares to challenge his family’s military tradition and sparks scorn, derision and a chain of darkly supernatural events…

As dusk falls on the unique location of composer Benjamin Britten’s former home, The Red House plays host to a twilight world of eerie atmosphere and ghostly tension. Fusing elements of his 1970 TV opera Owen Wingrave with one of its sources, Henry James’ The Saloon, this special production features music, drama, lighting and effects across the stunning Red House site.

Young actors, musicians and local schoolchildren help create this site-specific production.

Britten Pears Foundation

Running Time: 1hr 30m without interval.

PLEASE NOTE: the performance is outside, so do dress according to the weather! There is no seating, but a limited number of folding seats are available if required.

Cast & Creatives

  • Pieter Lawman Director
    Pieter trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His directing credits include: Swallows and Amazons (Bristol Old Vic), Pirate Gran (Watford Palace Theatre and UK tour), Lucky Crazy People (Camden People’s Theatre), Stick Man (Leicester Square Theatre), Associate Director on The Ballad of Martha Brown (Angel Exit Theatre UK tour), Assistant Director on Therese Raquin (Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke). As an actor his theatre credits include: War Horse, I Want My Hat Back, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Tristan and Yseult and A Matter of Life and Death (National Theatre); Othello, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); and work for other theatre companies around the UK including Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Kneehigh Theatre, the Gate Theatre and Slung Low. Pieter is also a resident Education Practitioner at Shakespeare's Globe and freelance workshop leader working across London and the South West.