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These New Puritans: The Blue Door

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In a visually stunning and ambitious stage show with an expanded line-up, These New Puritans premiere new material alongside recompositions of their music.

Specially commissioned for our Hall with sixteen-piece band of sopranos, pitched percussion, brass, electronics and special guests; full theatrical stage production, film projections and lighting installation – this will encompass the past, present and future of These New Puritans.

Exploring themes of sex, death, transcendence and love at the end of the human age, the duo present material from their four studio albums, including last year’s Inside The Rose and upcoming The Cut, on an expanded scale.

Collaborators include photographer/director Harley Weir, director Tupac Martir and artists Daniel Askill and Freya Don.

Led by twin brothers George and Jack Barnett, this performance is the biggest undertaking of the band’s career, seeing them return to the Barbican following their TNP EXPANDED project in 2014.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

This event will start at the advertised start time and running times will be confirmed closer to the event. 

Please note that some of the visuals used in this performance contain strobing effects.

Produced by the Barbican

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