Admission One Shilling Resized.

Patricia Routledge and Piers Lane 

Admission: One Shilling

Devised by Nigel Hess
Directed by Christopher Luscombe 

Minerva TheatreTicketsPrice: from £20


The experience of those six and a half years was the greatest privilege any musician could hope to have. I would not have changed places with anyone in the world. If I had died the day peace was declared, I would have felt my life's work was complete.

Dame Myra Hess

Award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge DBE and international concert pianist Piers Lane tell the extraordinary story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts. 

Recounted in Dame Myra’s own words — compiled by her great-nephew, composer Nigel Hess — and with piano music by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and Chopin, we hear how the ‘great adventure’ of these 1,600 lunchtime concerts began, and how it continued while bombs rained down on London. 

This uplifting story about the healing power of music is directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Running Time
1 hour with no interval