Michelangelo: painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and poet – the original, and perhaps ultimate, Renaissance man.

Michelangelo Drawing Blood delves into the forces that drove his genius – an obsession with human anatomy, a passionate response to the male body and an equally intense Christian faith.  Two male performers bring to life the fluid twists and turns of Michelangelo’s drawings accompanied by music composed by Charlie Barber and performed live on Renaissance instruments.

Contact for bookings: michelangelo@soundaffairs.co.uk


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First performed at Forum Theatre, Malvern on 22 March 2013
with James Hall (countertenor), László Rózsa (bass recorder), Jamie Akers (theorbo), Michael Clark (percussion), Ibrahim Aziz (viola da gamba), Aaron Jeffrey (dancer) and Stefano Giglioni (actor)

Tickets for Michelangelo Drawing Blood in Edinburgh during August 2014, click here

07.08.14          EDINBURGH Paradise at Augustines (venue 152), Augustine Church, George IV Bridge
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15.08.14          EDINBURGH Paradise at Augustines
11.07.13          CHELTENHAM Music Festival
14.06.13          CHESTER Music Festival
17.05.13          BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog
10.05.13          SWANSEA Taliesin
09.05.13          BIRMINGHAM mac
08.05.13          SPALDING South Holland Centre
07.05.13          CAMBRIDGE Mumford Theatre
03.05.13          CAERNARFON Galeri
27.04.13          LIVERPOOL Unity Theatre
26.04.13          MANCHESTER Royal Northern College of Music
25.04.13          LONDON Southbank Centre, Purcell Room
27.03.13          CARDIFF Sherman Cymru
22.03.13          MALVERN Forum Theatre

This project has been financially supported by:

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Hinrichsen Foundation
Gibbs Charitable Trust
The Leche Trust

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Ground bass Viola da gamba
Dissection Guillaume Dufay
Flying images Josquin Desprez
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Releasing the sculpture