Cult Sci-Fi At Wilton’s Music Hall

In News by Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Cult 1927 sci-fi classic Metropolis is a triumph of German Expressionism and remains one of the most influential films ever made. To mark its 90th anniversary Wilton’s Music Hall is proud to host Metropolis Live, with pianist and composer Dmytro Morykit performing the original score to accompany the film.

The critically acclaimed Metropolis Live first opened to a sold out run at Wilton’s in 2014 and has since toured all over the world, making this a very welcome return for 3 performances only; 01-03 August 2017.

With its portrayal of a futuristic cityscape and an iconic female robot, Metropolis is considered the Citizen Kane of sci-fi cinema, influencing 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless others.

This evening of film and music celebrates Morykit’s original composition, mixing modernist minimalist influences to create an expansive and inclusive atmosphere, heightening the tension in this classic film, which explores themes of political control, greed and inequality, all of which is as relevant to contemporary audiences as it was 90 years ago.

An electrifying fusion of film and sound, this is a truly unique event to be enjoyed by film enthusiasts and classical music lovers alike.

Morykit says “I’m thrilled to return to Wilton’s. Playing a piano in such wonderful old space enhances the resonance of the music and for me, it is like playing inside a cello, a rare live treat for an audience which is impossible to achieve on a recording or in most buildings.”

“It (Metropolis) should be in everyone’s film library” The Guardian.

Dates: 1 – 3 August
Time: 7.30pm
Prices: £8 – £12.50, £6 – £10 concessions

East London gem Wilton’s Music Hall re-opened the doors to its Grade II listed building in 2015 after extensive refurbishment. The oldest Grand Music Hall in the world, they are fast becoming one of the country’s most vibrant multi-arts venues, home to a year-round programme of live music and diverse theatre productions which have been seen by over 40,000 people in the past year. It also houses two main bars, the Mahogany and Cocktail bars, which are much-loved destinations in their own right, serving a carefully selected range of beers, wines and spirits. Their delicious menu of seasonal dishes and small plates is designed by in-house caterers Gatherers and inspired by Wiltons’ distinctive heritage.