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Film: Pandora's Box

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Dir. Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Germany 1929, 133 mins. Cert PG

Silent film with a new live score

Composed and performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson and Hildur Gudnadóttir..

at that time a dangerously shocking film. It still remains an intensely sexy one’.  The Guardian on Pandora’s Box

‘Supremely evocative compositions’ BBC music on Jóhann Jóhannsson

GW Pabst’s 1929 silent film follows the rise and fall of the captivating, amoral young prostitute Lulu and her various ill-fated relationships, brought to life by the inimitable Louise Brooks. 

Part of an international renaissance of silent film, this special screening sees award-winning Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Fordlandia), cellist and composer Hildur Gudnadóttir (Múm/Throbbing Gristle), and turntablist Philip Jeck combine forces. The brand new live soundtrack plays with the film’s volatile energy, Weimar-era recordings and the iconic figure of Louise Brooks.

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No future performances are planned for this production.

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London Islington Assembly Hall 31 Oct 2012 7:30pm

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Leeds Howard Assembly Room 1 Nov 2012 7:30pm

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Enjoy 20% off your bill at Sandinista (Cross Belgrave Street - New Briggate) on presentation of your Opera North ticket when placing their food order. To book a table call 0113 305 0372. Food is served till 10pm through the week with final orders at 9pm Friday and Saturday. Only valid on the day of the performance their ticket is for. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


Manchester Royal Northern College of Music 2 Nov 2012 7:30pm

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124 Oxford Road
M13 9RD
Coventry Warwick Arts Centre 3 Nov 2012 7:30pm

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Opera North said ago

Thanks for your interest in the project. Did you spot the Coventry date? Unfortunately we don’t have a South West date but if any are added in the future we would be happy to let you know.

Comment from Colin Cheesman


Colin Cheesman said ago

It's a shame that the Midlands and the South West are to be deprived of what will be a wonderful experience but then I suppose it is Opera North. Glum faces all round.

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