Eternity in an Hour is an exploration of the life and genius of revolutionary artist and poet William Blake, who is recognised today as one of the greatest artists Britain has ever produced.
This vibrant touring production, written by Tim Bruce and devised by the ensemble, brings William Blake’s unique visionary genius vividly to life onstage by interweaving biographical scenes with his poems, paintings and imagery; including a re-staging of William Blake’s controversial 1809 exhibition (Tate Britain 2009). The show incorporates live music, singing, physical theatre and contemporary dance - Blake’s story in his own words.
Blake is born into an earthly world of 18th Century London, yet one filled with spirits and angels and the indomitable power of the human imagination. As he grows to be a man, he battles against poverty and the social wrongs of industrialised England. He masters the arts of drawing, painting, engraving and poetry to become a revolutionary hero, rousing up the artistic youth of London to throw away artifice and be true to their own imaginations.
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Actors’ theatre in English, suitable for all ages
7 actors and musicians play nineteen roles.
8 x 6 m stage space, two wings, mains electricity, but can even be performed on smaller stages, Fly tower, sound system.
Full lighting rig with high powered projector.
Access is required from 10am on the day of performance.
The Bard/Sir Joshua Reynolds/Wolf - Victor Vertunni
William Blake/Dog - Tim Bruce
Mrs. Boucher/Fox/Jones/Angel - Nicolette van 't Hek
Robert/musician - Leo Vertunni
Catherine Blake/Jerusalem/Angel - Monia Giovanangeli
Angel/Cat/Sarah Boucher/Lady - Marja Merisalo
Percussionist/Basire/Rev. Mathew - Carl Johan Häggman