Robsack Wood Primary Academy
A children’s opera by Lucy Mulgan commissioned by Barefoot Opera.
A fun retelling of an old Fairy tale with Alice Privett (Red), Jenny Miller (Mum & Granny), Oscar Castellino (Wolfie) accompanied by Lesley-Anne Sammons on Keyboard and Lucy Mulgan on Double Bass
Ushaw’s 19th Century Exhibition Hall Theatre, Ushaw, County Durham
Barefoot Opera-known for musical excellence and innovative performance bring Purcell’s affecting opera to life in a single weekend. The cast features established and emerging soloists, and a hand-picked chorus.
- Fri15May2020Sat16May202014.30 & 19.30
A compelling mixture of Ahrens and Flaherty’s musical genius delivered by one of the finest company of young performers on the circuit of an awardwinning story of family, friendship and acceptance in 1960s Dublin. Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for Ragtime.
Director Miranda Kingsley, Musical Director Stuart Hutchinson, Choreographer Wendy White and Design by Ryan Dawson-Laight bring the same panache as they did to their previous sensational Ahrens and Flaherty production Lucky Stiff.
Press about the Chichester companies:
University of Chichester students were outstanding! ★★★★★ – Theatre Royal Winchester
Exceptional! I couldn’t believe I was seeing this in Bognor! ★★★★★ – Bognor Regis Observer
Fantastic show! Musically perfect along with punchy dance routines and acting fit for the West End.
Brighton Fringe Festival
Blatchington Mill Theatre, Hove
Brighton Festival Fringe First! A compelling mixture of Ahrens and Flaherty’s musical genius delivered by one of the finest company of young performers on the circuit of an award-winning story of family, friendship and acceptance in 1960s Dublin.Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A Man of No Importance is the second successful collaboration by the team of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, all of whom won Tony Awards for Ragtime.
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St Magnus Festival
Set on the stage of London’s Drury Lane Theatre in 1717, The Loves of Mars & Venus tells the story of how the English choreographer, John Weaver, fought to achieve his dream of creating a proper dance drama in a world which saw dance as a frivolous (if lucrative) sideline. Weaver uses the story of the love affair between Venus, the goddess of love, and Mars, the god of war, and the revenge of her husband, the god Vulcan, to create the first modern ballet.
(This act is entirely based on historical fact.)
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Bloom Britannia is our home-grown, professional opera project, three years in the making, telling a story inspired by our lives in Hastings and St. Leonards. With diverse musical influences, characters we can all relate to, quite a few surprises and a lot of laughs… it’s an opera, but not as you know it!