Prepared to be surprised, delighted, and entertained… expect the unexpected!


An ever popular feature, Tte ˆ Tte developed, rehearsed and performed brand new super short operas – Pop Up Operas – free fringe events for all to enjoy in the public spaces of King’s Cross throughout the period of the 2014 Festival (24th July-10th August 2014). We commissioned four works from composers, playwrights, authors and musicians all performed by Tête à Tête.





Music: Helen Chadwick

Words: Carl Miller

After her wonderful Feathered Friend we are thrilled to welcome Helen back,now popping Up with writer Carl Miller.





Music: Lucie Treacher

Words: Joanne Harris

A man, dissatisfied with his wife, decides to build the perfect woman…

Read Joanne Harris about writing Clockwork

Joanne Harris: Pieces of me on Sinfini




Will You Fall?


Music: Na’ama Zisser

Words: Stella Duffy

A man and a woman – love, loss, despair, hope. And the possibility of flying, the possibility of more.





Music and Words: Errollyn Wallen

She can’t get enough

He pays no attention

He craves authority

Sugar is her companion

His head is buried in sand

She is buried in battenberg

Stuck together, glacŽ fruits drool in a turban tomb



Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Designer: Sarah Booth

Music Director: James Young

Soprano: Katie Grosset

Baritone: Daniel Broad

Violin: Leslie Boulin

Cello: Corentin Chassard