Crossing the Sea, at Wilton’s Music Hall

Deirdre_Gribbin.png(Photo: Eugene Langan)
Richard Morrison [Times Online, 7 July 2008]
To come across a new work that’s carefully conceived for a mixture of different media – film, dance, theatre, a singer and a string quartet – is a rare and rewarding thing. With her husband, the theatre director Lou Stein, the Belfast-born composer Deirdre Gribbin has been exploring this genre-busting territory for some time. But if she writes another piece as haunting as Crossing the Sea – her ìone-woman operaî had its premiere in the suitably elegiac dilapidation of Wilton’s Music Hall – she, and we, will be lucky.