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Don Juan

10 May 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Brilliant Irreverence of Lord Byron

This concert play, written by and starring Tama Mattheson, explores the seductive and scandalous life of the great poet, Lord Byron, examining it through the prism of his most famous poem, Don Juan. The play interweaves the lives of Byron and his hero into one brilliant and hilarious whole, leaving the audience with a rich impression of one of the greatest creative geniuses of all time.

With the accompaniment of a rich selection of classical music performed by acclaimed pianist Clare Hammond, Don Juan merges the life of one the geniuses of Western culture with one of its great creations, until it becomes difficult to tell where fact ends and fiction begins. The story will be brought to life by writer, actor and director Tama Matheson in the ideal surroundings of Long Gallery at Englefield House.

Sponsored by The Storey Charitable Trust


Hélène de Montrgeroult Études Nos. 28, 38, 41, 62, 74, 82, 107
Folk Song Wild Mountain Thyme (arr. Clare Hammond)
Felix Mendelssohn Songs Without Words, Op. 67 No. 5
Isaac Albéniz ’Triana’ and ‘Cádiz (El Puerto)’ from Iberia and ‘Granada (Serenata)’ from Suite Española, Op. 47
Ludwig van Beethoven ‘Scherzo’ from Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 in C major
Claude DeBussy ‘La Puerta del Vino’ from Préludes, Book 2
Robert Schumann ‘Rebus’, Appendix from Album for the Young, Op. 68
William Grant Still ‘Phantom Chapel’ from Bells
Edvard Grieg Excerpts from Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16



Tama Matheson director / actor / writer
Clare Hammond piano



(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)

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Date: 10 May 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue Name: Englefield House
Address: Englefield House, Theale
Reading, Berkshire RG7 5EN United Kingdom

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