Wednesday 3 November 2021 7:30PM

In the Locked Room

Britten and Huw Watkins


This concert is currently on advance sale to Friends of Wigmore Hall. For Friends booking dates, please visit our Priority Booking page. For information on becoming a Friend, please visit our Friends page.

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General sale for this concert will 10:00AM on Monday 4 October.


This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £4 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Huw Watkins piano
  • Ruby Hughes soprano
  • Jess Dandy contralto
  • Simon Bode tenor
  • Henk Neven baritone
  • Britten Sinfonia
  • Andrew Gourlay conductor

In the Locked Room:

Ella and her husband Stephen rent a holiday apartment on the coast owned by Susan. Ella discovers that a locked room in the house is rented by a poet – Ben Pascoe – whose work holds a deep fascination for her. The room is reserved for Pascoe although he rarely visits. Ella’s obsession with Pascoe grows in parallel with the progress of Stephen’s biggest financial deals and the boundaries between fact and fantasy begin to blur.

  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
      • Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac Op. 51
  • Huw Watkins (b.1976)
      • Echo
  • Interval
  • Huw Watkins
      • In the Locked Room (a one-act opera)

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