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A kaleidoscopic musical drama about New Zealand-born modernist writer Katherine Mansfield, 'who lived and died with the Furies at her heels' and her turbulent love affair with John Middleton Murry, who ensured her legacy. 

This truly modern of these literary pioneers is reimagined by Sue Casson for the centenary of her death in 2023. 

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'A memorable show full of haunting original songs - stunning'

The Scotsman

Two Tigers is currently in development for performances 

to mark the centenary of Katherine Mansfield's death in 


Composer of Two Tigers, Sue Casson is presently looking through her original score and notes to re-imagine the show a lifetime on. In a new series of blogs, Mansfield Musings, she looks afresh at different aspects of the pioneering writer's life and her own continuing affinity with her subject as she revisits her songs and scenes.

The story so far




Two songs and a synopsis secured Two Tigers a place in the final of the Vivian Ellis prize, 

where scenes were staged in front of a stellar panel including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and Don Black.


I was jealous of her writing - the only writing I have ever been jealous of.

Virginia Woolf on Katherine Mansfield

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