20:00-20:20, Thursday 17th September, and 20:30-20:50 Friday 18th September 2020


Concept: Holland Williams

Music: Grist, Braithwaite and Alexander


Persephone’s Dream is a digital/live hybrid opera that tells a story of withdrawal from the world. Unpicking the rites of hibernation and exploring whether, in our waking sleep, we can still yearn, struggle, resist – be human.


Through the central figure of a biodegradable Persephone and a 2D virtual chorus of curious eyes, the piece explores the purifying power and danger of isolation. It interrogates the threshold between suspension and action, the real and the imagined and asks if the dream is good – why wake?


All ages (mostly adults)

Content warning: hints of violent intent


Produced by Fat Lady Opera


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

*Read more here.










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On the same day:

Director and Librettist: Tania Holland Williams

Composers: Kevin Grist, Gavin Alexander and Anna Braithwaite (tbc)

Set and Costume Designer: Sarah Booth

Creative Associates: Wendy Daws, Clare Foster, Clare O’Connell and Bill Bankes-Jones

Cellist: Clare O’Connell (tbc)

Soprano: Belinda Evans (tbc)