Produced by Tom Smail and Alba Arikha

Tuesday 7th August. 19:00 – 19:40 2018


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

Designer: Laura Albeck

Words: Alba Arikha

Associate Designer: Sara Stanton

Director: Hugh Hudson



Alba: Mimi Doulton

Anne & Schoolgirl 3: Helen Charlston

Vigo: Jonathan Brown

Barbara & Schoolgirl 2: Camilla Seale

Noga & Schoolgirl 1: Jennifer Coleman