Madam Butterflop

18:30-19:10, Wednesday 24th July 2019


Music: Puccini, arr. Timothy Burke

Words: Giacosa and D’Illica


Some call it tragic, others devastating, we know it will be both.


Tête à Tête once again revisits a favourite from the canon of great operas. Following the previous disasters of Bohememergency and Toscatastrophe! this time Tete a Tete’s own love of these classic works is turned to Puccini’s exploration of the unrequited kind.


Directed (loosely speaking)  by Bill Bankes-Jones to an orchestration (of sorts) from Timothy Burke, Madame Butterfly and her loyal servant Suzuki will be up against it in every possible way.


If you want lavish costumes, a sea of chorus and an unbelievable visual spectacle then this isn’t for you, well apart from the latter.  You will laugh, cry and likely be a little bemused.  But your heart will sing.


Produced by Tête à Tête


Cubitt Sessions, Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4DQ



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Kings Cross



Cio-Cio San: Mary Plazas

Suzuki: Rebecca Afonwy-Jones


Kate Pinkerton: Alice Cheung

Sorrow: Frankie Morland

Music Director: Timothy Burke

Director/Sharpless: Bill Bankes-Jones