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theatre for solo piano
performed by Will Pickvance
written by Adrian Hornsby and Will Pickvance
premiered 4 August 2017, Summerhall, Edinburgh

‘I used to play this with my Dad …’

… so open the Pianologues, a masterful interweaving of stories, music and the stuff of life. From late night piano sessions with his father to Schubert cocktail parties and Elvis-impersonators, Will Pickvance conjures a rich array of characters — blending humour with heartbreaking melody, and exploring what it is to be a son, a father, a dreamer, and how music touches us all.

pianologue noun a dramatic composition for solo performer with piano, see pianoliloquy


‘combines epic musical improvisation, hilarity and intimate storytelling … bring waterproof pants and a hankie.’
ThreeWeeks, 5/5 stars

Winner of ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award 2017
(‘for the ten people and companies who we think made this year’s Edinburgh Festival extra special’)


4 –20 August, 19.40
Summerhall, Edinburgh
Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
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