Indie folk trio The Staves have written the score for new play Blood Harmony, premiering at The Lowry in Salford from June 10-18.
The Staves, a band of three sisters famous for their soulful harmonies, have inspired writer Matthew Bulgo to create this powerful new play about love, loss and legacy for award-winning theatre company ThickSkin, in a co-production with the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, Watford's Palace Theatre and the Wales Millennium Centre, supported by The Lowry.
The music will be woven through the show and sung live by the cast. The band has also created an original song for the show.
Blood Harmony tells the story of a fractured trio of sisters, pulled back together with news that turns their worlds upside down. Tensions from the past and worries about the future leave them feeling paralysed.
Lawrence Batley CEO and artistic director Henry Filloux-Bennett said: “This will be our third collaboration with ThickSkin and we can’t wait for the unique combination of The Staves’ music and ThickSkin’s extraordinary physical storytelling.”
The production also tours to The Dukes, Lancaster (June 24-25) and Lawrence Batley Theatre (June 28-July 2). More dates are also expected.
More info and tickets here