Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Film Screening

Hitchcock's The Lodger

Part of Classical Season

Organist David Briggs plays a live, improvised soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Lodger. Hitchcock found his métier as a director in this silent film, released in 1927.

Subtitled ‘A Story of the London Fog’, it explores a landlady’s concerns about her mysterious tenant during the hunt for a Jack the Ripper-style serial killer.

Starring matinee idol Ivor Novello, the film conjures up a city’s paranoia and takes a long look into the darker corners of the human heart.

Described by as ‘one of the world’s finest organists’, David Briggs is a virtuosic improviser for the instrument.


David Briggs organ


Royal Festival Hall



Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)

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Age recommendation
For ages 12+.

Sensitive content
Contains some scenes of an adult nature.

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. David Briggs discusses the art of improvising a film soundtrack with Southbank Centre’s Organ Curator, William McVicker. Free.

before & after

Couple having a cocktail in Ping Pong restaurant at the Southbank Centre
At Chinese restaurant Ping Pong, a buzzing cocktail bar meets the delights of dim sum
EAT Cafe at the Southbank
EAT. creates, makes and serves fresh food to go including soups, hot pots, salads and sandwiches