Frankenstein – The Modern Prometheus

Produced by the Royal College of Music in association with Tête à Tête

 

7.30pm Saturday 12 May | 5pm Sunday 13 May

Britten Theatre,Royal College of Music,Prince Consort Road,London,SW7 2BS

 

Bill Bankes-Jones | Director

Natalie Murray Beale | Conductor

Sarah Booth | Designer
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a series of five brand new operas created by RCM composers and performed by RCM singers, in collaboration with Tête à Tête’s Bill Bankes-Jones, conductor Natalie Murray and designer Sarah Booth. Based on the themes of monstrosity and scientific idealism, and marking 200 years since Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein, each opera packs a punch in just 15 minutes.

 

JOE KIELY – AMIRA

Watch as one inventor struggles to outsmart his own creation.

 

SOPHIE SPARKES/DEBORAH MCMAHON – OUR PERFECT CHILD

A couple get the opportunity to edit their own embryo, raising some very unsettling questions.

 

MAEVE MCCARTHY/GARY MATTHEWMAN – JOHN HENRY

When modernisation threatens the railway industry, a deadly battle of man versus machine ensues.

 

LENTE VERELST/LENA VERCAUTEREN – BEAR AND FRIENDS

A new invention allows Bear to eat his fill of cake, but leaves a very bitter aftertaste.

 

LARA POE/RAPHAEL RUIZ – THE FERMI PARADOX

Find out what happens when time travel goes horribly wrong.

 

Tickets: £8 and available from early April direct from the Royal College of Music
online or by phone 020 7591 4314

 

We are delighted to say the performance on Sunday 13th May will be streamed live for audiences worldwide.

 

Frankenstein – The Modern Prometheus is our 4th project working with RCM composers and singers and you can watch Crime and Punishment from 2016 here: Crime and Punishment

 

Bill Bankes-Jones | Director

Natalie Murray Beale | Conductor

Sarah Booth | Designer

 

 

Amira

 

Music & Words: Joe Kiely

 

Harrison – Peter Edge
CEO – Rosanna Cooper
Exec 1 – Guy Elliott
Exec 2 – Peter Martin
Amira/Maria – Anna Cooper.
Chorus:
Samuel James Dewese,
Alice Ruxandra Bell,
Dominic Bevan,
Edward Jowle,
James Schouten,
Laura Hocking,
Milly Forrest,
Poppy Shotts,
George Longworth,
Rosalind Dobson,
Samuel Jenkins,
Timothy Morgan

 

Our Perfect Child

 

Music: Sophie Sparkes

Words: Deborah Sparkes

 

Lucy – Rebecca Silverman
Dan – Samuel Jenkins
Geneticist – Edward Jowle
Karen – Alice Ruxandra Bell
Clarissa – Rosanna Cooper
Martin – Peter Martin
Richard – James Schouten
Embryo 1 – Timothy Morgan
Embryo 2 – Poppy Shotts
Embryo 3 – Laura Hocking

 

John Henry

 

Music: Maeve McCarthy

Words: Gary Matthewman

 

John Henry – Samuel James Dewese
Foreman – Samuel Jenkins
Lucy – Milly Forrest
Kit – Sahel Salam.
Workers:
Dominic Bevan,
Edward Jowle,
James Schouten,
Peter Edge,
Peter Martin,
George Longworth.

 

Bear and Friends

 

Music: Lente Verhelst

Words: Lena Vercauteren

 

Hipster cake – Rosalind Dobson
Grasshopper Cake -Poppy Shotts
Grandmother Cake -Rosanna Cooper
Squirrel – Timothy Morgan
Longorn Beetle – Dominic Bevan
Grasshopper – Guy Elliott
Ant – Peter Edge
Bear – James Schouten

 

The Fermi Paradox

 

Music: Lara Poe

Words: Raphael Ruiz

 

Horatio – Rosalind Dobson
Anjelica – Laura Hocking
Connor – Dominic Bevan
Priest – Peter Edge.
Chorus:
Alice Ruxandra Bell,
Samuel James Dewese,
Milly Forrest,
Peter Edge,
Peter Martin,
Poppy Shotts,
Rosanna Cooper,
Samuel Jenkins,
Edward Jowle.