OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL
For the second year, Time Zone Theatre Ltd in collaboration with the Bridewell Theatre presents Opera in the City Festival. The boutique festival focuses on rarely performed classics and new, experimental works by emerging British and international artists.
Orpheus and Eurydice
Gluck’s opera is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus, who - unable to accept the death of his beloved wife Eurydice - descends into the Underworld to bring her back. Moved by his pleas, the Spirits grant him permission, but there is one condition: while leading her out of Hades, he must not turn around and face her.
Amelia Lost is a haunting, inspirational, dramatic, emotional, one-act, one-woman opera about a homeless woman who believes herself to be aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. The woman's mind goes back and forth between the homeless woman's reality and her firm belief that she is Earhart reliving her final flight.
Ayanfe, A Yoruba Opera
Ayanfe, written by April Atinuke Koyejo, is an opera loosely based on Yoruba fairytales and legends. Stories often told to her as a child by her mother, April sought to continue the oral tradition by rewriting the stories for the operatic stage.
The operatic spectacle Faust, Alberta explores the tragic story of Doctor Faustus and his fatal deal with Mephistopheles from a contemporary angle.
Prima la musica
Lunchbreak Opera brings their fast-paced production of Antonio Salieri's Prima la musica e poi le parole to the festival. The opera is a playful and witty look at the internal workings of staging an opera, complete with artistic arguments between composer and librettist as well as infighting between rival singers.
Oh My, Nellie Bly
the riotous true life story of America’s first female journalist. A trailblazing 19th century feminist who was afraid of no one. Author of “Around the World in 72 Days” and the infamous “ Ten Days in a Madhouse” this is story that really needs to be told.
Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce complete with mistaken identities, six million-dollars-worth of diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair.
The Office Party
Written by: John Godber Directed by: Sylvia Finnimore Presented by: The Spread Eagle Players “Thanks for your time folks. Oh and by the way, the office party this year will be limited to one bottle of red and fifty straws…” The office can be a minefield of social and sexual politics, and the advertising group […]
Edith In the Dark
A supernatural journey into the disturbing, dark and supernatural imaginings of celebrated children's author Edith Nesbit. (The Railway Children, Five Children and It). One night in her attic writing room with her housekeeper and a mysterious guest she reads them a story, not one of her cherished children’s tales, but one of her terrifying early horror stories.