Emily Levy and Mella Faye lead a world-class ensemble of musicians, actors, dancers and visual artists in a moving and intimate portrayal of love, grief and human connection.

An unflinching, heartfelt and uplifting exploration of love, loss and survival. Music, dance and recorded interviews are richly layered by a world class ensemble of musicians, dancers and actors to create an extraordinary elegy to the power of story and human connection. Me Without You celebrates those we've lost and those of us who are still here.

(Please note that this performance may contain swearing, will contain some emotionally triggering content around grief, but ultimately it is family friendly.)

Emily Levy:
Me Without You (Britten Pears Arts, Opera North Projects, and Spitalfields Music co-commission / first performance) (80’)

Mella Faye writer & director
Emily Levy
composer & performer
Fionn Cox-Davies voice, guitar & dance
Tara Franks cello & voice
Mirabelle Gremaud
voice, harp & dance
Preetha Narayanan
violin & voice
Tom Penn
voice, double bass & violin
Sal Pittman
visual artist
Tom Clutterbuck
visual technician
Simon Booth sound engineer
Sam Halmarack
videographer
Jackie Newbould
senior producer
Katrina Pike
assistant producer

About Emily Levy
Emily Levy is a singer and composer with particular interest in voice, sound design and narrative. Her musical influences range from medieval to classical, folk to jazz and the format ranges from solo projects, small and large ensemble, radio soundtrack, theatre and co-creation in many settings.

Dazzling, immediate and seductive

The Stage

Main image: Emily Levy

About Mella Faye
Mella Faye is a multi-award winning writer-director with a passion for celebrating the creative and sensual chaos of the female gaze. She is Artistic Director of Pecho Mama, makers of radical gig-theatre that reclaims the myths from the contemporary male perspective. Mella regularly works with other artists as mentor, script consultant, director and dramaturg.

A truly breathtaking theatrical experience

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“I’m still a sister. Your sister. Though it’s more like a secret over time. I catch myself looking for the empty places inside other people. It’s a way of not letting you go.” Emily Levy, composer

Supported by Arts Council England Project Grant
Co-Commissioners: Britten Pears Arts, Opera North Projects, Spitalfields Music
With support from Sound and Music for initial research & development

A powerful, visceral piece that feels immediately relatable

Rebecca Merritt, Head of Artist Development, Britten Pears Arts


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