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The Gypsy Bible

Sun 24 October

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The Gypsy Bible

Read the Guardian review from the tour here.

Making a violin isn’t easy: it takes 400 years of love, murder and the devil’s whim.

Weaving together tales from across Europe, this new folk opera is told through wild gypsy rhythms and a kaleidoscopic array of virtuosic playing.

Whether made from the bones of a young woman or the strange alchemy of the violin-maker’s craft, the old magic and wanton science surrounding the fiddle are brought to life in story and song.

With music by Joe Townsend and words by Alasdair Middleton (The Adventures of Pinocchio).

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).