One Yellow Rabbit

Nightingale Alley

Apr. 12 - Apr. 22 2023

A musical world premiere!


65 minutes


The Big Secret Theatre

Nightingale Alley is a musical performance based largely on the lyrics of anonymous 19th century underground poets and minstrels - not the poetry of the refined and delicate, but the slashing and humorous words from the streets and alleys, distant echoes found in subversive broadsheets and pamphlets hawked in every London market place.

These lyrics are over 200 hundred years old, at the dawn of capitalism, yet they speak with a curiously modern voice and from a disarmingly compassionate female perspective. They stare deep into the erotic. They evoke the pleasures and delight of human sexual appetite, but also its perils. The songs gaze - eyes wide open - on the clash of social values, of heartache and despair, and the darker, more disquieting aspects of an emerging and rather brutal sexual economy.

Conceived and Composed by David Rhymer.

Directed and with Additional Text by Blake Brooker.

Choreographer by Denise Clarke

Stage Managed by Meredith Johnson

Performed by Denise Clarke, Andy Curtis, Grace Fedorchuk, Jamie Konchak, and Allison Lynch. 

With Musical Arrangement and Accompaniment by David Rhymer and Jonathan Lewis.

The Ensemble

Blake Trudie Lee Sept.2015

Founder. Creator. Idea Generator. Poetic Wordsmith. Visionary Cool Guy.
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Denise Clarke

Dancer. Choreographer. Actor. Writer. Director. Teacher. Mentor.
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Andy Curtis Headshot Nov 2009

Light-hearted. Waggish. Playful.
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David Rhymer by Sean Dennie 2021 2

David Rhymer has been an OYR collaborator for many years now, composing music and songs from some of the company's most iconic productions
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Headshots Aug5 JamieK FINAL 1 1

Jamie is an award-winning actor, singer, puppet-maker, theatre-maker, break-baker and a curious appreciator of hand-made things.
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Allison Lynch

Allison is an actor, composer, sound designer, musician and musical director.
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Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan has long been bringing his musical gifts to the OYR stage
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Middlemarch 8

Grace is a currently a member of the OYR Beautiful Young Artist Ensemble
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