Mark R. Bannister
Orchestral & Instrumental
for Film, TV & Theatre
come back! Come back, Daddy!
I don't want to be
A play by J. M. Barrie (of Peter Pan fame)
exploring the repercussions of getting a second chance at life,
granted to visitors of the mysterious Lob on midsummer's night
who enter a magic wood.
The nightingale theme opened Act Two
(inside the magic wood), the presence of the nightingale is an allusion
to Philomel from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the
music is inspired by the actual song of a nightingale.
Lob's Theme appeared during the show in various
guises, and underscored a video sequence at the end which showed
Mr & Mrs Dearth learning to love each other again, chased by
a ghostly Margaret, the 12 year old daughter that Mr Dearth was granted in
the wood but who vanished again in Act Three. Notice the occurrence
of the Alouette theme in this piece, a song which Mr Dearth
was keen to sing with Margaret during Act Two.
The production was directed by Stella
Ghuery de Bray for the Richmond Shakespeare Society in Twickenham,
and Act Two in particular featured very memorable and poignant performances
by Chris Williams (Mr Dearth), Johanna Dunphy (Mrs Dearth) and
the very charming Lucy Taylor (Margaret).
a Theme by a Nightingale
(MP3 - 2 mins 42 secs - 2.14 Mb)
(MP3 - 1 min 52 secs - 1.21 Mb)