performance & theatre
performance & dance

I Could Go on Singing

Performance artist FK Alexander sings along to the final recording of Judy Garland singing ‘Over the Rainbow’ in an intimate and visceral performance.

FK stands hand-in-hand with self-selected members of the audience while singing along to a recording made just four months before Garland’s death.

Against a wall of music provided by noise band Okishima Island Tourist Association, the performance creates a moment of undivided attention.

Audience members may volunteer to have ‘Over the Rainbow’ sung to them, holding FK’s hand, in a one-to-one experience witnessed by the rest of the audience.

The recording you can hear FK singing live to is the last known recording of Garland singing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, at her final concert in Copenhagen 25 March 1969, shortly before her death on 22 June 1969.

I Could Go on Singing was the title of the last movie Judy Garland made, in 1963. She made 41 films, over 1,100 concert appearances, and countless more radio, television and recording performances in her career.

FK Alexander’s I Could Go on Singing is winner of Total Theatre Award for Emerging Artist and Autopsy Award, both Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

Glasgow-based performance artist FK Alexander’s work has themes of wounds, recovery, aggressive healing, radical wellness, industrialisation and noise music.

She puts her body at the centre of live art in often ridiculous attempts to communicate ideas around new language, new violence and new love.

Okishima Island Tourist Association are transcendental noise duo Lea Cummings (Kylie Minoise, Opaque) and Sara Glass (Grimalkin555, The Fnords). Using multi-frequency overload and explosive sonic maximalism, their work opens higher states of consciousness.

Nothing will quite prepare you for the emotional impact and intimacy of this quite extraordinary piece.
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Dates & times

24 Feb 2020 - 26 Feb 2020
Approximate run time: 60 mins
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where

Purcell Room

Pricing

£15
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£15

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 14+

Event information
Please note the entrance for this show is via Queen Elizabeth Hall Artists' Entrance.

Ticketing
Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.