In Conversation: Swansong


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In this episode we're joined by renowned renowned pianist and Guildhall professor Iain Burnside, along with actor Harvey Cole, Lighting Designer James McKeogh and soprano Isabelle Peters to discuss Iain's latest music theatre piece, 'Swansong'. We discuss from where the initial idea for the piece came, the added layers that interspersing songs with monologues can bring to a performance, and the challenges in staging a production that includes pianists, singers and actors. Swansong takes place on 4 and 5 November in the Milton Court Studio Theatre. The performances are sold out but you may be lucky enough to grab a return on the day from the Barbican Box Office ( Follow us on Twitter (, Facebook ( and Instagram ( and head to our website ( to stay up to date with all the events and news from the Guildhall School. Intro and outro music is Little Lily Swing by Tri-Tachyon, licenced under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 (

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