27 October 2020


The Playground Theatre, London W10 - 7:30 pm

Music: Tom Smail
Libretto: Alba Arikha
Directed by Orpha Phelan

17 March 2019

Et tout ça: an evening of French songs

Brasserie Zedel, London - 19:00pm

With Peter Michaels – guitar, Tom Smail – drums, Marcus Tilt – accordion, Loz Garratt – double bass.

10 March 2019

Jewish book week

King's Place, London - 12:30 pm

with Alex Clark

19 February 2019

Shakespeare & co

Shakespeare & co - Paris - 12:00 am

With author Rupert Thomson

07 October 2018

Literary live

Hampstead and Highgate Festival - 8:00 pm


07 August 2018

Blue Electric: the opera

RADA Studios, 16 Chenies St, London - 7:00 pm

Produced by Tom Smail and Alba Arikha
Paris, 1980’s. A rebellious adolescent. Holocaust and exile. Cafés and nightclubs, shifty boyfriends and broken friendships, BLUE ELECTRIC charts a young woman’s search for identity in the shadow of her artist father’s hidden history. Based on the acclaimed memoir Major/Minor and directed by Academy Award winner Hugh Hudson, this opera explores the effects of trauma on family life. With a powerful contemporary score, this is a universal story of loss, love and what it means to be alive.