Empty Room

Dates and Times

Sun 28 - Mon 29 April at 6pm (Sunday) & 9pm (Monday)

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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Presented by Miriam Gould

Empty Room is about a family held together by music. Onstage a jazz singer talks about her daughter and sings about her lover. Backstage a sax player rants about art and addiction and coping with fatherhood in between. And in a classroom, an idealistic teenager (over)shares her passion for Dmitri Shostakovich and the importance of music in times of trouble.

In different places and times, they speak about truth, art, love and trauma.

The first solo show from musician and theatre-maker Miriam Gould (Associate Artist of Little Bulb Theatre), Empty Room uses live song, intertwined monologues and a violin concerto to explore how music can free us; revealing hidden depths in order to survive in times when we need it most.

After the show audiences are welcome to share their own song to add to the Survival Playlist which is being compiled from submissions around the world.

Music – Rachel Gould, Sal Nistico, Dmitri Shostakovich and Miriam Gould
Dramaturgy – Alex Scott
Design – Verity Sadler

Developed at Battersea Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

This show contains strong language and upsetting subject matter which some may be triggering with references to depression, heroin addiction and death. Age restriction: 14+


“What is also undeniable, and subverts the “one-woman show” stereotype, is how funny she is.” ★★★★- The Upcoming

“Gould’s acting craft, notably the deft way in which she transitions and transforms from one of her three endearing characters to another, is miraculous.” – London Jazz News

“It deserves to be seen, and loved, by lots and lots of people.” View from the Circle

About the company

Miriam Gould is Associate Artist of award-winning Little Bulb Theatre and co-Artistic Director of international female theatre-duo, Double Trouble, as well as an independent theatre-maker, musician and writer. Her work interrogates the absurdity of ‘real’ life, delving into its darkest recesses in order to find both beauty and new perspectives.

Your website: miriamgould.com | Twitter: @momims1 | Instagram: @momims | #EmptyRoom #SurvivalPlaylist

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