20:15-21:05, Sunday 28th July 2019

 

Music: Karol Nepelski

Words: Waldemar Raźniak

 

An opera about obsessive fantasies, based on William Wharton’s debut novel. Al grew up with Birdy in a working-class neighbourhood. Al watches his best friend after the war as PTSD traps Birdy inside his own mind. His magical mind means that his fantasies become his reality. Flashback sequences of their youth help Birdy get back to reality, reveal his mysterious mind, and explore his fascination with all types of birds. Told through vocal lines based on canary song, and virtuosic physical theatre and trampolining.

 

Produced by Warsaw Stage Society

 

RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX

 

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Also on the same day:

Music: Karol Nepelski

Director, Words: Waldemar Raźniak

Conductor: Lilianna Krych

Designer: Marcin Chlanda

 

Birdy: Michał Sławecki

Al: Ulato Sam

Hashtag Ensemble & guests: Marta Piórkowska, Agnieszka Podłucka, Dominik Płociński, Mateusz Loska, Renata Guzik, Bartosz Bury