Novello & Son
In 1938, Madame Clara Novello Davies, who lived in Marylebone, looks back at her life and her relationship with her son Ivor whose unexpected fame has eclipsed hers.
Time & Location
19 Jul 2021, 19:00 – 20:00
St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LT, UK
About The Event
Rosamund Shelley (actor)
Gavin Roberts (piano)
Novello & Son is a play by Arnold Evans, charting the life of Clara Novello Davies, mother of Ivor Novello, who lived in her small flat in Marylebone. In 1938, Madame Clara Novello Davies – singer, pianist, conductor, one of Cardiff’s most famous daughters – looks back at her life and her relationship with her son Ivor whose unexpected fame has eclipsed hers. In a funny very poignant final performance, she sings his songs and allows us a glimpse of her conflicting emotions… envy, guilt, regret… and a new feeling of invisibility.