The Song Project

The Song Project

Some things can only be sung


The Song Project began as a bold experiment bringing together a group of artists and playwrights to co-create in a new way, starting with the idea that some things can only be sung.

Now as we begin to gather again, The Song Project embraces our inherent need for shared rituals to deal with life-changing events and gives space to the knotty, emotional complexities of life.

Through music performed live by Wende and a company of musicians, the work explores the hopes and anxieties we all face, diving into the messiness of birth, death, rage, grace, friendship, motherhood, mothers, loss and ageing.

Conceived by Royal Court associate designer Chloe Lamford and award-winning Dutch singer and composer Wende, in collaboration with composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, choreographer Imogen Knight and playwrights E.V. Crowe, Sabrina Mahfouz, Somalia Nonyé Seaton, Stef Smith and Debris Stevenson, The Song Project focuses on those moments in life where rationality feels irrelevant.

The Song Project is an exclusive opportunity to see Wende, one of the Netherlands most successful artists, live in London for 10 performances. Wende has become renowned across Europe, selling out every one of her tours, winning multiple awards for both live performances and albums, and drawing comparisons with the likes of PJ Harvey. Find out more about her music and listen here.

Date & time

Opening 17 Aug
Tue 17 Aug - Sat 28 Aug 2021, 8pm


Sloane Square SW1W 8AS London, UK · Get Directions
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