20:00-21:30, Sunday 20th September 2020


Music: Liam Wade

Words: Charles Ogilvie


Bread and Circuses is set in the world of professional wrestling, exploring a sub-culture and popular spectacle which helped shape the Trump presidency. The opera looks back at the imagined history behind Trump’s real world 2007 appearance on a televised wrestling event. It is a family saga of operatic proportions, complete with betrayal, murder, and revenge, and explores how Kayfabe – the portrayal of staged events within the industry of professional wrestling as “real” – might have defined an era. It isn’t about what is true, it’s about what you want to believe.


Age range: 13 upwards

Content Warning: Cartoon violence


Produced by Julia Mintzer


Venue: hopefully* The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH. 

*Read more here.









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On the same day:

Director: Julia Mintzer

Music Director: Mark Johnston

Composer: Liam Wade

Librettist: Charles Ogilvie

Wrestling consultant: Seliziya Sparx

Collaborating Company: Revolution Pro Wrestling