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The Mozart Question

The Mozart Question

The Mozart Question has been named one of 'Susannah Clapp's Top 10 shows of 2022 (The Observer) !

A young reporter is being sent to interview the great violinist Paolo Levi. There’s just one thing she is told not to do and that is to ask the Mozart question. However, as the interview begins, Paolo takes the opportunity to tell her his life story, including the answer to mystery. He takes us back to his life as a little boy growing up in Venice and recounts how he discovered a violin in his own home. A violin with a haunting traumatic past set against the background of the Holocaust. Michael Morpurgo’s moving tale of love, secrets and survival is bound together by the power of music in the hardest of times.


Dates: 21th March – 30th April 2022 at The Barn Theatre


Creative Team:

Directed by Jessica Daniels

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Adaptor: Vicki Berwick


Cast Members:

Matthew Romain

Matt Ray Brown

Ian Harris

Eleanor Turiansky

Lara Lewis

Mikey Tsoukkas

Phyllis Ho

Elzabieta Kalicka

Emma Whittaker




★★★★★ “The Mozart Question brings Morpurgo's death campnovella to all-engulfing life”

The Telegraph

★★★  “Magneticmusic”

The Stage


Financial Times



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