Kathleen Ferrier: Whattalife

A new one-woman play with music performed by Lucy Stevens with musical accompaniment, Whattalife!, tells the story of one of Britain’s phenomenal women of the 20th Century, Kathleen Ferrier from her debut as a singer in 1940, her meteoric rise and her tragic death in 1953.

Professional actress and contralto, Lucy Stevens has researched and created a unique and totally engaging performance, the text is taken straight from Kathleen’s letters and diaries with sung music from her repertoire woven through the text.

Whattalife! is the first staged dramatisation of Ferrier’s life, evoking the spirit of the war and post war years. Just like Kathleen during her short but full life, the show has a great sense of fun and talks straight from the heart.

Lucy Stevens and Whattalife! was featured on ‘Music Matters’, BBC Radio 3.

Lucy Stevens is brilliant, has Kathleen Ferrier perfectly and is a fine musician too” –

Christopher Fifield, conductor, music historian and editor of Letters and Diaries of Kathleen Ferrier.

A huge THANK YOU, everyone absolutely loved it and had a fantastic time” –

Audience member

Thank you for a wonderful memorable evening. It really was terrific, brilliant!”  –

Audience member

Show Details

Date of event:

7th November 2024

Event details:

7.30pm £14/£16

How to book

In person at The Ropewalk

Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5JT, which is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am to 4pm. There is no additional charge for cash and card transactions in person.

By telephone 01652 660380

Please pay by credit or debit card. An additional charge of £2 is applied to cover customer not present transaction cost and postage.