Anne-Marie Piazza

Trained at The Bristol Old Theatre School


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A Violent Method

This week I have been back working with Iris Theatre Company, back after several years away. The last time I worked with them was on Ted Hughes’ adaptation of “Alcestis” for The Actor’s Church in Covent Garden (November 2009). Ahead of their summer season, which will include “Julius Caesar”, the artistic director Dan Winder wanted to play with and explore how to depict violence on stage. We all know about stage combat and film stunts but he wanted to explore the physical language of violence and what techniques we could employ as actors to subvert conventions and push images to the extreme. There are several videos of our work on their Vimeo Page but here is a taster of the work we produced working with movement director Stephanie Bradbury and fight choreographer Roger Bartlett.

A Violent Method – Short Matrix Sequence (The Company) from Iris Theatre on Vimeo.


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Come and Sing Messiah

Just a quick update, I will be singing as the Soprano soloist in a “Come and Sing” performance of Handel’s Messiah.

It is this coming Saturday March 16th at Christ Church in East Sheen. Tickets are £12.50 for any singers wanting to join the chorus and registration from 1:45 for a 2:15pm rehearsal.

Performance at 6:30, audience tickets available £5.

Details and tickets available from Frances.ford@btconnect.com or ring for details on 0208 876 9307.


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March 2013

So it’s been a busy few months since my last post.  With the octet Novem Altare I sang “An Evening of Music” at St. Martin’s Church, Blackheath. It was a Fund Raiser for Richard Good of Chilworth and raised well over £2000 which will go towards rehabilitation and a lightweight well chair after an accident left him unable to walk just over a year ago.  The concert was a huge success and I will be adding Sound Cloud links soon to recordings made of the concert.  In the meantime my Novem Altare page has some choir pictures and links to our Youtube page

We also recorded “The Comic Canon” a mega mash-up of Pachelbel’s Canon for BBC Radio 3 and Comic Relief.  Our offering was the canon sung in four part harmony.. on the Kazoo.  If you want to see the finished product please go to Sara Mohr-Pietsch’s Top of the Baroque video we feature quite heavily.  And in case you’re wondering *that* note is a top C#! Again some pictures on my Novem Altare page.