Produced by Tom Smail and Alba Arikha

Tuesday 7th August. 19:00 – 19:40


RADA Studios, 16 Chenies St, London, WC1E 7EX (click link to see map)


1980’s Paris. A rebellious adolescent. Boys and broken friendships. Holocaust and exile. BLUE ELECTRIC charts a young woman’s search for identity in the shadow of her artist father’s hidden history. Based on the acclaimed memoir Major/Minor and directed by Hugh Hudson (multiple Academy Award winning Chariots of Fire), this opera explores the effects of trauma on family life. With a powerful contemporary score, this is a universal story of loss, love and what it means to be alive.


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Music: Tom Smail

Words: Alba Arikha

Director: Hugh Hudson

Designer: Laura Albeck

Associate Designer: Sara Stanton




Mimi Doulton

Jonathan Brown

Helen Charlston

Jennifer Coleman

Camilla Seale