When young reporter Lesley is sent to Venice to interview a world-renowned violinist, the journalist is told she can ask Paolo Levi anything about his life and career as a musician, but on no account must she ask him the Mozart question. During the interview however, Paolo takes the opportunity to tell her his life story, including the answer to the mystery.
The musician takes us back to his life as a little boy growing up in Venice in his papa’s barber shop, and recounts how he found a violin in his own home and his first and best teacher Benjamin.
We discover that the violin has story, a haunting traumatic past set against the background of the Holocaust. Michael Morpurgo’s moving tale of love, secrets and survival is bound together by the power of music in the hardest of times.
As the story unfolds the audience is taken on an extraordinary journey switching from moments of happiness and joy to human catastrophe in an inkling. A powerful adaptation that at its core champions hope, love and the pursuit of emotional truth against all the odds.
A stunning and poignant theatrical masterpiece for all ages that will leave a lasting impression.
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