If you’ve just landed a last minute date for tomorrow and were wondering where to take them to impress them with your urbanity, sensitivity, culture, quirkiness and cool then we’ve got something for you.
Wilton’s Music Hall (old, delapidated, threatened Victorian icon) is hosting Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (atonal, landmark song cycle) by Transition_projects (contemporary, experimental arm of resident opera company) and a world premiere by young composer Ryan Wigglesworth (cutting edge kudos), featuring a hot, blonde soprano, Claire Booth (“lithe and agile singing” The Times).
There will be multi-media visuals inspired by Kandinsky (art school cool) and the bar will be serving tapas (the best kind of date food) and, of course, booze before and post performance (which only lasts an hour, leaving plenty of time for earnest discussion, playful repartee, several glasses of wine and quite possibly some snogging).
Tickets are a respectable £15-20 (showing you’re no cheapskate and like to support experimental arts as well as crumbling heritage sites) and available online and from the Box Office on 020 7702 2789.
Wilton’s is in the East End (shows you know your London and aren’t afraid of the down at heel) and just a stone’s throw from the river (for that romantic late night walk home).
Image of Claire Booth courtesy of the Wilton’s Music Hall website.