That Man Stephen Ward
WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION for the HAMPSTEAD ARTS FESTIVAL LONDON in 2008
by Thomas Hyde
George Vass, director of the Hampstead and Highgate Festival asked Yvonne to act as Artistic Director for THAT MAN STEPHEN WARD, a piece written by the young composer Thomas Hyde for baritone, small orchestra, one actress and two dancers.
The subject matter are the various agonising thought processes that set Stephen Ward's urge into motion to commit suicide after his trial in 1963.
This production, which took place in May 2008 was in close collaboration with the composer and posed many new but nevetheless welcome challenges.