Alfred Hickling reviews Nothing Like The Sun for The Guardian: “But the most charismatic moment occurs when Friday stalks on in gold jewellery and inch-high brothel-creepers to intone Sonnet 40 like a diabolical lounge entertainer.” Lynne Walker for The Independent: “The most extraordinary setting, however, is Gavin Friday’s take on No 40, which he intones…

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Thirteen sonnets scarcely represent Shakespeare’s 154 poems in a Complete Works season but Nothing Like the Sun is at least a nod in the right direction. Opera North and the Royal Shakespeare Company invited Gavin Bryars to curate an evening of musical settings, the centrepiece of which is his own sequence of eight sonnets for…

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