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Laura Cannell

Modern Ritual

Sunday 19 May, 8.30pm

Adnams Spiegeltent

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Tickets: £7.50 - £17.00

Modern Ritual is a night of new performances evoking real and fictional landscapes through music and words. It is ancient, modern, personal and folkloric and features musicians: Lori Goldston and Laura Cannell, Actor/Writers: Tim Downie and Justin Chubb and Author/Journalist/BBC Radio presenter Jennifer Lucy Allan with artist Sarah Cannell. 

Laura Cannell’s Modern Ritual is an assembled collective of musicians and writers who respond to the idea of what Modern Ritual means to them. The idea began in 2017 in Suffolk following a solo performance by Cannell at Latitude Festival, she wanted to develop a programme of diverse solo performers and writers in order to present a new collective experience for both performers and audience.  

Each Modern Ritual is different and for Norfolk & Norwich Festival Laura has assembled extra  special guests to join her including: the cellist Lori Goldston (Earth / Nirvana), Actors / Writers – Tim Downie (Toast of London/Paddington/Baldurs Gate 3/Outlander) and Justin Chubb (co-creator and star of SKY Atlantic’s critically-acclaimed comedy, This is Jinsy, and comedy writer for radio 4 & BBC) – Tim & Justin co-create and produce the FolkLands podcast, and a very special live performance from Author, Journalist and Broadcaster Jennifer Lucy Allan’s forthcoming book CLAY: A Human History (due to be published summer 2024), Jennifer is joined by artist and ceramicist Sarah Cannell who will be producing work live on stage. 

Since it began Modern Ritual has involved over 30 artists and has toured the UK including the Barbican’s LSO St Luke’s and Liverpool Philharmonic Music Rooms. 

“Every piece in Modern Ritual teased our sense of the here and now. Cannell’s programme made clear that there’s more to time than meets the ear” – The Financial Times

“‘Modern Ritual’ sees [Laura Cannell] collaborating to reconfigure notions of ritual. It looks at modernity through an age-old but ever-shifting ritualistic gaze, honing in on how we feel towards notions of ritual and being today.” – Folk Radio UK

Important information

Venue: Adnams Spiegeltent

Duration: 1hr 30 minutes (no interval)


Tickets: £17.00

On the day: £20, book early to get the best price, prices go up on the morning of the event.

Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers

Under 18: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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19 May

08:30 pm

£7.50 - £17.00

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