The Comedy of Change

Choreographer: Mark Baldwin
Composer: Julian Anderson
Set designer: Kader Attia
Costume designer: Georg Meyer-Wiel
Lighting designer: Michael Mannion
World premiere: 16 Sep 2009, Rambert Dance Company, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Work note: Created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species' by Charles Darwin. Professor Nicola Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition at the University of Cambridge, was Mark Baldwin's scientific advisor for the work.
Music title: The Comedy of Change (2009)
Music details: Live music: chamber ensemble: flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), horn, trumpet, percussion, harp, synthesizer, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass
Music commissioned by Rambert: Yes
Sponsors: Commissioned by the Darwin Festival for Shrewsbury Theatre Severn. The music score was jointly commissioned by Rambert Dance Company and Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and The Drummond Fund, which is administered by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Jointly supported by BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) and the Wellcome Trust.
Source: Tour programme and cast sheet in the Rambert Archive
Archive catalogue: WORK/0457

Performances

Date ↿⇂ Programme ↿⇂ Venue ↿⇂
16 Sep 2009
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Hush | The Comedy of Change* | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Plymouth
17 Sep 2009
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Plymouth
18 Sep 2009
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Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Plymouth
19 Sep 2009
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Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Plymouth
23 Sep 2009
Evening
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
24 Sep 2009
Matinee
The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
24 Sep 2009
Evening
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
25 Sep 2009
Evening
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
1 Oct 2009
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Nottingham
2 Oct 2009
Matinee
The Comedy of Change | Hush Theatre Royal, Nottingham
2 Oct 2009
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Nottingham
3 Oct 2009
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Nottingham
7 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly* | The Comedy of Change | Hush Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
8 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Hush Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
9 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Hush Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
10 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Hush Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
13 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Hush Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
14 Oct 2009
Matinee
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Hush Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
14 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Hush Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
15 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Hush Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
16 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Hush Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
20 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
21 Oct 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
21 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
22 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
23 Oct 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre, Lighthouse, Poole
3 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
4 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
5 Nov 2009
Matinee
The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
5 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
6 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
7 Nov 2009
Matinee
The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
7 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
12 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Bath
13 Nov 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Bath
13 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Bath
14 Nov 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Theatre Royal, Bath
14 Nov 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Theatre Royal, Bath
25 Nov 2009
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Norwich
26 Nov 2009
Matinee
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Norwich
26 Nov 2009
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Norwich
27 Nov 2009
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Norwich
2 Dec 2009
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Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Derngate, Northampton
3 Dec 2009
Matinee
Carnival of the Animals | The Comedy of Change Derngate, Northampton
3 Dec 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Derngate, Northampton
4 Dec 2009
Evening
Tread Softly | The Comedy of Change | Carnival of the Animals Derngate, Northampton
3 Feb 2010
Evening
Dutiful Ducks | Don't think about it* | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Brighton
4 Feb 2010
Matinee
Dutiful Ducks | Don't think about it | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Brighton
4 Feb 2010
Evening
Dutiful Ducks | Don't think about it | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Brighton
5 Feb 2010
Evening
Dutiful Ducks | Don't think about it | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Brighton
6 Feb 2010
Matinee
Dutiful Ducks | Don't think about it | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Brighton
6 Feb 2010
Evening
Dutiful Ducks | Don't think about it | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Brighton
11 Feb 2010
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Glasgow
12 Feb 2010
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Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Glasgow
13 Feb 2010
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Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Theatre Royal, Glasgow
17 Feb 2010
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Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
18 Feb 2010
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Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
19 Feb 2010
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Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
25 Feb 2010
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | The Art of Touch* His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
26 Feb 2010
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | The Art of Touch His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
27 Feb 2010
Matinee
Hush | The Comedy of Change His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
27 Feb 2010
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | The Art of Touch His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
10 Mar 2010
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
11 Mar 2010
Matinee
The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
11 Mar 2010
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
12 Mar 2010
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
13 Mar 2010
Evening
Hush | The Comedy of Change | A Linha Curva Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold
21 Apr 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
22 Apr 2010
Matinee
The Art of Touch | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
22 Apr 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
23 Apr 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne
28 Apr 2010
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The Art of Touch | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
29 Apr 2010
Matinee
The Art of Touch | The Comedy of Change Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
29 Apr 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
30 Apr 2010
Evening
The Art of Touch | The Comedy of Change | Tread Softly Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
22 Oct 2013
Evening
Subterrain* | The Comedy of Change | The Castaways Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
23 Oct 2013
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Subterrain | The Comedy of Change | The Castaways Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
24 Oct 2013
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Subterrain | The Comedy of Change | The Castaways Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
25 Oct 2013
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Subterrain | The Comedy of Change | The Castaways Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
26 Oct 2013
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Subterrain | The Comedy of Change | The Castaways Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
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