The Northern Chamber Orchestra is proud to be the orchestra for the production of ‘The Land of Might-Have-Been’, a bold musical built around the timeless songs of Ivor Novello. After a successful run at the Buxton International Festival, the show now moves to the grand stage of Norwich Theatre, captivating audiences between 25th and 30th July.
Book tickets now: https://norwichtheatre.org/whats-on/the-land-of-might-have-been
Step back in time to a long-ago perfect summer, where the enchanting melodies of ragtime swept through every ballroom, and debutante balls were the equivalent of modern-day Tinder. In this captivating tale, chaperones were the bane of every young woman in love, and the call of King and Country stirred the imagination of young men everywhere, setting the scene for an unforgettable experience.
The heart of ‘The Land of Might-Have-Been’ revolves around the life of Buxton’s very own pioneering feminist and pacifist, Vera Brittain. Her intriguing journey, alongside the lives, loves, and motivations of those closest to her, forms the foundation of this enthralling musical. Vera, along with her soon-to-be fiancé Roland, her brother Edward, and their close friend Bobbie, embarks on a transformative journey during a long, hot summer in Buxton in 1914. Each character harbors dreams of their own glittering futures, but the prejudice and conventions of their time stand as formidable barriers to their aspirations.
With the Northern Chamber Orchestra’s exceptional talent breathing life into Ivor Novello’s iconic compositions, ‘The Land of Might-Have-Been’ promises to transport audiences to an era of romance, heartache, and the enduring power of hope. The seamless blend of captivating storytelling and timeless melodies creates an immersive experience that lingers long after the final notes fade away.
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience ‘The Land of Might-Have-Been,’ where history, music, and storytelling intertwine to create an unforgettable performance. Join the Northern Chamber Orchestra and Buxton International Festival’s extraordinarily talented singers at Norwich Theatre between 25th and 30th July for a magical theatrical experience that celebrates the resilience of love and the power of dreams.