Star-shaped Biscuit

Star-shaped Biscuit


Star-shaped Biscuit

Saturday 15 September

Text and music by David Toop

Lore Lixenberg Dora
Elaine Mitchener Euphrosine
Jamie McDermot Seabrook

Martin Allen percussion
Simon Allen percussion
Hélène Breschand harp
Sylvia Hallett strings
Jan Hendrickse flutes

A woman, Dora, retreats to a northern island to await the final deluge. Perhaps she is the last human to survive environmental  apocalypse, though ghosts keep her company. Among Dora’s few possessions is a star-shaped biscuit encased in a silver casket…

Star-shaped Biscuit is inspired by the writings of the French dandy and author extraordinaire Raymond Roussel, whose star-shaped biscuit was acquired in a Paris flea market by Dora Maar, muse to Picasso.

With text and music by the experimental composer, musician and writer David Toop, the performers include some of the finest improvising musicians and is performed in one of Snape Maltings derelict buildings.

Cast: Lore Lixenberg, Elaine Mitchener, Jamie McDermott; musicians Simon Allen, Martin Allen, Hélène Breschand, Sylvia Hallett, Jan Hendrickse.

Derelict Building 9, Snape 7.30pm Tickets £15

Pre-event talk with the artists Jerwood Kiln Studio, Snape 6pm. Admission free, but please book.

Faster Than Sound is generously supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Star-shaped Biscuit was developed with the support of the Aldeburgh Jerwood Opera Writing Programme


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David Toop introduces his atmospheric opera, Star-shaped Biscuit, which premiered in one of Snape Maltings’ derelict industrial buildings.

Our promo video for Star-Shaped Biscuit.

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