Inspired by Anton Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield, and taking its title from the last scene of Uncle Vanya, We WIll Hear The Angels uses music, text and movement to explore the state of melancholy and the strange power of sad music to uplift us. Conceived as a piece that is both a live performance and a digital film, it is co-directed by Nicholas Bone and film-maker Marisa Zanotti and features an eclectic mix of music performed live by a cast of five performers.

Following development work in 2021 and 2022, We Will Hear The Angels received its first public performances in the Warehouse at the Fruitmarket in Edinburgh in January 2023. 

Nicholas Bone Writer & Co-Director
Marisa Zanotti   Co-Director & Video Designer   
Emily James Designer
Nigel Edwards Lighting Designer
Daniel Padden Music Director
Performers: Apphia Campbell – Bea
  Daniel Padden – Louis
  Greg Sinclair – Ian
  Mia Scott – Sonia
  Nicholas Bone – Van
Marisa Ferguson     Stage Manager 
Dave Waugh Sound Engineer
Topher Dagg Lighting Technician
Tom Kemp Camera Operator

With thanks to the Fruitmarket team: Fiona Bradley, Iain Morrison, Louise Warmington, Calum Thom, Matt Peet, Susan Gladwin and Davide Minuti

With thanks to: Iona McIntyre, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, National Theatre of Scotland, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Perth Theatre, Live Systems, Vision Mechanics and Traverse Theatre

A woman in a green shirt sits at a desk plucking a violin


... a moving and graceful mash-up of words, music and movement …
The Herald
... a strange and beautiful show about heartbreak ...
The Scotsman