Paul was written by composer Hannah Conway and writer Hazel Gould after many hours of interviews and collaborative conversation with Paul Jameson who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2017. The piece invites audiences to understand what ‘voice’ means to Paul as he loses his speech.
Paul is a ‘dual aria’ a piece for one character (Paul), though sung by two performers: Paul Jameson (the real voice) and baritone Roderick Williams (Paul’s imagined voice).
Baritone: Roderick Williams
Voice: Paul Jameson
Violin: Rakhi Singh
Piano: Hannah Conway
Music: Hannah Conway
Words: Hazel Gould
Sound production: Andrew Mellor
Film maker: Claudia Lee
Creative producer: Katherine Wilde