Camerata brings to life the feisty Nancy Wake (1912-2011) who ran away from her family in Australia at the age of 16, before becoming involved in the French Resistance. Her uncanny ability to move fearlessly and undetected through enemy lines attracted the pseudonym, "the white mouse", and earned her the notoriety of eventually topping the Gestapo’s most wanted list.
The White Mouse is the next musical biography in a series written by Tama Matheson. Veronica Neave will feature in the title role, intertwining the story of an incredible woman with music that is breathtaking, gripping and beautiful.
“I hate wars and violence, but if they come I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.” Nancy Wake
Veronica Neave Actor
Tama Matheson Actor/Writer
Brendan Joyce Music curation
George Gershwin Lullaby for Strings
Maurice Ravel arr. Aitken Chamber Symphony (arrangement from the String Quartet)
Carl Vine Smith’s Alchemy for String Orchestra
Karl Amadeus Hartman Concerto Funebre for Violin and String Orchestra
Marjin Mozetich Postcards from the Sky: Unfolding Sky
Edward Elgar "Nimrod" from the Enigma Variations
Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No.10 in B Minor
Dumont/Vaucaire (Edith Piaf) Non, je ne regrette rien
This show contains strong language.
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