Have a cup of tea

Reading accompanied by music

Songs and stories about incest, innocence and class consciousness

Stories by Ian McEwan and songs by Ray Davies




Sophie Rois
Mark McRae, guitar
Clemens Maria Schönborn, guitar


‘My mama said she can’t understand me…I’m a paranoid schizoid product of the twentieth century…’ (from: The Kinks, 20th Century Man).

Sophie Rois takes us on a journey into a past era: the 20th century. Stories from the British subcontinent. British bestseller author Ian McEwan’s stories and the songs written by Ray Davies, lead singer of the legendary British band The Kinks, are about bizarre everyday events, the magic of experiencing something for the first time and about growing up.

‘Her voice gets to the point of any situation, on stage or in life,’ the magazine Die Zeit wrote about Sophie Rois’ art, enthusing about the ‘typical Rois mixture of charismatic confidence and constant astonishment at herself.’ When René Pollesch asked her what her favourite sentence was, the multi-award winning actress chose this one: ‘Outside, the consensus rages on whilst I try to maintain tradition and anarchy in equal measures in here.’

Mark McRae was born in London and is a songwriter, film score composer and music producer. In the course of his illustrious career, he has worked as a composer and songwriter for the producers Gil Norton (Foo Fighters), Tim Palmer (David Bowie, Pearl Jam) and Trevor Horn (Seal, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys).

Clemens Maria Schönborn is an author, film maker and theatre director and, in this case, skilled accompanist on the guitar. He has maintained a long artistic relationship with Sophie Rois that has resulted in the film Fräulein Phyllis as well as various theatre and radio plays, for example.

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Have a cup of tea

Reading accompanied by music

  • Sunday, 01.07.2018
  • 19:00
  • Great Hall

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