Live Performance

21:00-21:30, Wednesday 16th September 2020

The Cockpit


There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 19:40-20:40, Friday 18th September 2020. A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days.


Music: Edward Lambert

Words: Leo Doulton


Following fire, flood and virus, two survivors wander in a barren landscape. They come across the self-isolating, stockpiling Queen of Cans in her bunker, who invites them in to party. Can love blossom even as life on Earth perishes? And who or what is the Dark One of whom they are so terrified? Stripped to its essentials, with only an accordion for company, this comic opera turns out to be no laughing matter. Performed in costume, semi-staged.


The initial broadcast included a Q&A for the creative team to ask the audience questions about the creative process!


Age range 15+, adult humour


Produced by The Music Troupe


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


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On the same day:

Words: Leo Doulton Music: Edward Lambert Co-director: Simon Gleave Co-director: Adrian Ardelean Musical Director: Elspeth Wilkes Design: Charlie Wood Producer: Katie Gunn Queen: Emily Thorner (soprano) Squib; Gráinne Gillis (mezzo-soprano) Lissa: Simon Grange (bass) Accordion: Ilona Suomalainen Dark One: Henry Clements (treble) Production Assistant: Layla Bradbeer Movement Director: Korina Kokkali

Words: Leo Doulton

Music: Edward Lambert

Co-director: Simon Gleave

Co-director: Adrian Ardelean

Musical Director: Elspeth Wilkes

Design: Charlie Wood

Producer: Katie Gunn

Queen: Emily Thorner (soprano)

Squib; Gráinne Gillis (mezzo-soprano)

Lissa: Simon Grange (bass)

Accordion: Ilona Suomalainen

Dark One: Henry Clements (treble)

Production Assistant: Layla Bradbeer

Movement Director: Korina Kokkali