This new song cycle was composed by the actor and will be streamed from the 24th to the 31st March.
This newly announced show will see the Olivier Award winning actor accompanying himself on guitar and piano, performing music composed while he observed life on the changing streets of London’s Soho over a summer in lockdown.
Filmed during lockdown at Soho’s Crazy Coqs with multiple cameras, Black Matter is filled with songs of protest and joy and anger and love. Musically, each song is drawn on Terera’s own musical influences – twelve songs that comprise of ballads, jazz, blues, funk and groove.
Talking about the news, Giles Terera said: “I live in Soho, London. I was there throughout last summer. I saw Soho shift from deserted tranquillity, where the only sounds were birds and church bells to the noise and heat of demands for social justice and civil unrest. I saw couples and families sneaking bike rides and I saw violence – protests and peacemakers, homelessness and empty properties. People helping each other and people hurting each other. I saw confusion and hope and strength. I found myself taking my guitar and writing about what I was seeing and feeling and thinking. My aim was to respond immediately to what I was experiencing. How do we communicate in this atmosphere? How do we find love and balance and strength?”
The show is being produced by Fane in association with Timebomb Productions.
Giles Terera won an Olivier Award for his performance in the West End production of Hamilton. His other stage credits include: Rosmersholm, Avenue Q, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas.
Black Matter will be streamed from the 24th to the 31st March. Tickets are available to buy by visiting: https://www.fane.co.uk/giles-terera