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Award-winning concert play, The Conductor, comes to The Space

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

Following international performances, Jared McNeill, (Peter Brook’s international company) is directing an award-winning concert-play, featuring the music of the “Leningrad Symphony” performed live.

Entitled The Conductor, it runs at The Space from Tuesday, March 26 to Saturday, April 13, 2019.

In 1941, troops surrounded the city of Leningrad, in what would come to be known as the Leningrad Blockade, a siege of more than two years, and one that would claim the lives of more than 1,000,000 men, women, and children. In the midst of this devastation, composer Dmitri Shostakovich worked tirelessly to complete his 7th Symphony, a “symphony for the people.”

Based on the best-selling novel by Sarah Quigley, The Conductor tells the true story of a sound that lifted an entire city in its darkest hour, instilling renewed faith in our capabilities as individuals, as well as the dignity and power that art may serve. This is a true story of ordinary people, who carried the spark of extraordinary deeds.

Adapted by Mark Wallington, with Jared McNeill, The Conductor is performed by Joseph Skelton and Deborah Wastell. The pianist is Daniel Wallington.

Tickets: £9.50, £13.50 and £17.50. To book, call the box office on 0207 515 or visit

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm.