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Pop Up Operas

Prepared to be surprised, delighted, and entertained… expect the unexpected!

An ever popular feature, Tête à Tête developed, rehearsed and performed brand new super short operas – Pop Up Operas – free fringe events for all to enjoy in the public spaces of King’s Cross throughout the period of the 2014 Festival (24th July-10th August 2014). We commissioned four works from composers, playwrights, authors and musicians all performed by Tête à Tête.

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones
Designer: Sarah Booth
Music Director: James Young
Soprano: Katie Grosset
Baritone: Daniel Broad
Violin: Leslie Boulin
Cello: Corentin Chassard

Music: Helen Chadwick
Words: Carl Miller

After her wonderful Feathered Friend we are thrilled to welcome Helen back,now popping Up with writer Carl Miller.

Music: Lucie Treacher
Words: Joanne Harris

A man, dissatisfied with his wife, decides to build the perfect woman…

Read Joanne Harris about writing Clockwork

Joanne Harris: Pieces of me on Sinfini


Will You Fall?
Music: Na’ama Zisser
Words: Stella Duffy

A man and a woman – love, loss, despair, hope. And the possibility of flying, the possibility of more.


Music and Words: Errollyn Wallen

She can’t get enough
He pays no attention
He craves authority
Sugar is her companion
His head is buried in sand
She is buried in battenberg
Stuck together, glacé fruits drool in a turban tomb