The Soldier's Tale


Produced and Presented by Skipton Building Society Camerata

Skipton Building Society Camerata start their 2018 residency at Skipton Town Hall with a fully staged performance of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier’s Tale.

Director Tom Wright and designer Emma Williams collaborate with conductor Ben Crick to make Stravinsky’s tale of greed, power and love immediately accessible and engaging to new and old audiences alike.



The Soldier's Tale is an incisive and darkly humorous theatre piece for a small ensemble of actors, dancers and musicians incorporating a wide range of styles and influences, from marches and waltzes, to ragtime and tango. First performed a hundred years ago in 1918 at the end of World War Two in the wake of the Russian Revolution, The Soldier's Tale is a Faustian parable based on a Russian folk tale of a deserting soldier who sells his violin to the devil in exchange for untold wealth.

Director: Tom Wright

Movement Director: Jennifer Kay

Choreographer: Rebecca Scanlan

Designer: Emma Williams

Conductor: Ben Crick

Narrator: Lynsey Jones 

Soldier: James Knight 

Devil: Jennifer Kay 

Princess: Rebecca Scanlan