Barbican Britten: Exploring Curlew River

Ben Eshmade explores Britten's beautiful Church Parable, Curlew River, a work inspired by Japanese 'Noh' plays. This podcast features exclusive interviews with Netia Jones, William Lacey and Ian Bostridge, who discuss their upcoming, innovative performances of the work at St Giles' Cripplegate, 14-16 November. Martin Holm, Visitor Services Manager at RSPB Rainham Marshes, highlights the distinctive features of the melancholic Curlew bird call. To find out more about our celebration, visit For information regarding your data privacy, visit