– historic film + live percussion

Opulent, extravagant, decadent – Salomé is a visual feast furnished by lavish art nouveau designs inspired by artist Aubrey Beardsley and an unforgettable performance by the tempestuous actress Alla Nazimova in the title role.

Inspired by traditional Arabic ensembles, Charlie Barber’s percussion score makes an equally dramatic impact.  Performed by musicians playing from two towers flanking each side of the giant silver screen, this is a riveting blend of music and spectacle – quite unlike anything else.

“a hothouse orchid of decadent passion” – Photoplay Magazine 1923

Music, design + direction: Charlie Barber

Percussionists: Nick Baron, James Hulme, Alun Hathaway, Dave Danford (2009); Nick Baron, Luke Wyeth, Alun Hathaway, Dave Danford (2011); Luke Wyeth. James Hulme, Matt Hardy / Olly Cox, Michael Clark (2012); Luke Wyeth, James Hulme, Olly Cox, Michael Clark (2018); Luke Wyeth, James Hulme, Jonathan Helm, Michael Clark (2019)

Production Manager: Chris Wicks

Lighting design: Ian Peniston

Technicians: Chris Wicks, Ian Peniston, Leigh Kirk-Harris, Matt Davies, Mohit Basudev, Michael Woods

Recording engineer: James Clarke, Ty Cerdd studio

Singers: Rhiannon Llewellyn (soprano); Gareth Treseder (tenor); Kelvin Thomas (bass); Sianed Jones (vocal improvisations)

For the film: Charles Bryant (Director); Charles Van Enger (Cinematography); Natacha Rambova (Art Direction / Costume)

Film cast: Mitchell Lewis (Herod); Alla Nazimova (Salomé); Rose Dione (Herodias); Earl Schenk (Narraboth); Nigel De brulier (Jokanaan); Arthur Jasmine (Page of Herodias)

Administration: Helen Beveridge

Marketing & PR: Cathy Morris

Photography: Toby Farrow

Technical information here

Website for Salomé



10.10.09PORTSMOUTHNew Theatre Royal
14.10.09MALVERNForum Theatre
17,10.09LONDONDrill Hall
19.10.09MILTON KEYNESThe Stables
21.10.09PONTARDAWEArts Centre
22.10.09PWLLHELINeuadd Dwyfor
23.10.09HOLYHEADUcheldre Centre
28.10.09LIVERPOOLUnity Theatre
30.10.09BRISTOLSt Georges
07.11.09CARMARTHENLyric Theatre
12.11.09SPALDINGSouth Holland Centre
13.11.09HALESWORTHThe Cut
14.11.09COLCHESTERLakeside Theatre
28.10.11TEWKESBURYRoses Theatre
29.10.11MANCHESTERRoyal Northern College of Music
24.01.12MOLDClwyd Theatr Cymru
25.01.12MOLDClwyd Theatr Cymru
26.01.12ABERGAVENNYBorough Theatre
27.01.12CARDIGANTheatr Mwldan
09.02.12LONDONSouthbank Centre, Purcell Room
16.02.12LANCASTERNuffield Theatre
01.03.12SWANSEATaliesin Arts Centre
03.03.12BRAYMermaid Arts Centre, Ireland
05.03.12KILKENNYWatergate Theatre, Ireland
07.03.12SLIGOHawkes Well Theatre, Ireland
08.03.12NEWBRIDGERiverbank, Ireland
11.03.12TRALEESiamsa Tire, Ireland
03.04.12CARDIFFSherman Cymru
06.07.12CHELTENHAMMusic Festival
07.03.18LIVERPOOLCornerstone Festival
08.11.19SOUTHAMPTONTurner Sims Concert Hall
16.11.19CARDIFFWales Millennium Centre

With the financial support of: Arts Council of England, Arts Council of Wales, Colwinston Charitable Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Oakdale Trust


The Guardian (Rian Evans)

WalesOnline (Mike Smith)

Seen and Heard International

Lichfield Live (Phil Preece)

Buzz Magazine

South Wales Argus (Nigel Jarrett)



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