Rebecca Askew and Melanie Pappenheim are leading exponents of the art of a cappella voice theatre. In collaboration with director Emma Bernard and composers Orlando Gough, Mike Henry and Jocelyn Pook they produce work that is witty, virtuosic yet light on its feet and have performed in festivals and venues all round the UK and abroad.
Rebecca Askew and Melanie Pappenheim perform a hocketing-style duet with semi- nonsensical alliteration. Beautiful to hear and funny to witness as jealous tensions emerge between the two. Director Emma Bernard gives it a free-flowing shape that compliments Gough’s compositional style. The deeper darker moments spring naturally from the movement and drama; the words more about sound than meaning.
John Waters, The Guardian
Rebecca Askew and Melanie Pappenheim are quite brilliant. They gossip, compete, sympathise and conduct a hilarious singing lesson in unison and counterpoint. Witty, touching and virtuosic, it’s a little gem.
Rupert Christiansen, The Sunday Telegraph