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Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave alone at Alexandra Palace (TBC)

Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave alone at Alexandra Palace

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Saturday 21 Nov 202019:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 2h 8m

In June, with much of the world still in isolation, a truly unique and magnetic performance took place: Australia’s finest songwriter/prince of darkness Nick Cave (‘Red Right Hand’, ‘Into My Arms’) alone at London’s Alexandra Palace, armed only with a piano, a microphone, and thirty-five years’ worth of expertly-crafted ballads.

Originally presented as a livestream, this extended edition made for cinemas is a concert film like no other.

Captured in a single take by master cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story), Cave presents us with a stripped-back, powerful tour through his storied career – taking us from the subtle darkness of 1986’s ‘Sad Waters’ through to tracks from the heartbreakingly emotive albums of Skeleton Tree and Ghosteen, with stop-offs at ‘Jubilee Street’ and ‘Palaces of Montezuma’ along the way. All this takes place in the centre of Ally Pally’s cavernous West Hall: usually packed with heaving crowds, now gorgeously lit in all its unsettling emptiness.

Utterly mesmerising and performed with every ounce of passion in his body, this unmissable concert is proof enough that Nick Cave is one of our greatest living poets.