The Bells

A new score by Sarah for The Bells by Leopold Lewis. Booked at the Unity Theatre for Jan 2015

Written by Leopold Lewis
Unity Theatre January 2014.
Booked at the Unity Theatre for Jan 2015

Produced by Mike McCormack
Music and Musical Direction by Sarah Llewellyn
Adaptation by Deborah McAndrew

The-Bells-620x536A mountain village with a terrible secret at its heart. Isolated by the worst snows for 20 years, villagers remember that earlier storm and the mysterious disappearance of a foreign merchant.
A rare chance to see a brilliant adaptation of the classic Victorian melodrama.

Sarah is musical director and has been commissioned to compose music for this new production of The Bells. A translation by Leopold Lewis of the 1887 play The Polish Jew by Erkmann-Chatrian.

Live music and songs will feature in this new adaptation by Deborah McAndrew performed by a 10 piece ensemble with Mathias played by Mike McCormack.

Read an interview of Mike McCormack behind the scenes and what drew him to this project.

Find out the latest news about the show here

Photos by Fiona Filby
The Bells Rehearsal Band with Sarah


  • “The bar is set high from the off…”

    “The bar is set high from the off. The band – visible on stage throughout – adds a real sense of atmosphere to proceedings, whether it’s through folk song or old fashioned sound effects; and the company excel themselves, as the play transforms from a simple-seeming tale of village life to a vivid, fantastical dreamscape.”