19:00-22:00, Monday 24th June 2024

Britten Theatre

 

Airtime: Ed Driver & Samir Chadha

The Drifterman: Connie Harris

Fanny and Stella’s Last Day Out: Jasper Dommett & Jessica Walker

Church on the Blood: Jasmine Morris

I (Romance) – based on the 1924 novel by Mykola Khvylovy: Alisa Zaika

The Anthem: Jasper Eaglesfield & Harry Davies

 

There are also performances on the 26th & 28th June.

 

Six new short operas created by RCM composers and performed by RCM singers working in association with opera company Tête à Tête.

 

Airtime
Music: Ed Driver
Words: Samir Chadha
1927; the whole of Paris regulates its timepieces by the rhythm of the city’s most regular breather, Philippe N Dulum, until this regularity is disturbed and the city thrown into turmoil…

 

The Drifterman
Music & Words: Connie Harris
1970s Norfolk; Danny is the only drifterman still fishing in the traditional manner from his small boat. Trapped at sea with his grandson, he is plagued by a sinister presence…

 

Fanny and Stella’s Last Day Out
Music: Jasper Dommett
Words: Jessica Walker
April 1870, London; Fanny and Stella are gleeful Victorian female impersonators, celebrated for the joy they share – until they are brought to trial and brutally cross-examined…

 

Church on the Blood
Music and Words: Jasmine Morris
Russia, July 1918; the Romanov family are held captive in Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg. Their lives and those all around them are about to be catapulted into a deadly revolution…

 

I (Romance)
Music and Words: Alisa Zaika, based on the 1924 novel by Mykola Khvylovy:
1920’s Ukraine under the Bolshevik rule; secret police agent “I” faces the tensions between duty to the state and the conscience of his own human self.

 

The Anthem
Music: Jasper Eaglesfield
Words: Harry Davies
Monarchy is no more. While Court Composer Nicholas Lear is forced to create a new national anthem, his journalist wife, Imogen, uncovers the nefarious political forces hellbent on the destruction of democracy itself.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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Conductor: Michael Rosewell

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Designer: Sarah Booth

Lighting Designer: Colin Eversdijk

 

I (Romance)

KGB Agent: Oliver Bowes

Andruiusha: Simon Mascarenhas-Carter

Dr Tagabath: David Afzelius

The Degenerate: Gabriel Tufail Smith

Mother: Amber Reeves

Convict X: Adam Clayton

Convict Y: Laura Aherne

Guards 1 & 2: TBC, Joel Robson

 

The Drifterman

Danny Dry: Zhen Liu

Billy: May Abercrombie

The Lost Girls: Laura Aherne, Amelia Langley, Alexandra Dunaeva, Amber Reeves

Chorus

 

Airtime

Philippe: James Emerson

Pierre: Peng Tian

Anne: Alexandra Francis

Marie: Lily Mo Browne

Baker: Charlie Clapperton

Tourist: Gabriel Tufail Smith

Artist: Alexandra Dunaeva

Watch Salesman: Richard Decker

 

Church on the Blood

Anastasio Romanov: Amelia Langley

Somaria Romanov: Maryam Wocial

Alexandra Feodorovna: Charlie Clapperton

Nikolas Alexandrovich: Richard Decker

Grigory Nikulin: TBC

Yakov Yurovsky: Gabriel Tufail Smith

 

Fanny and Stella’s Last Day Out

Fanny: Ted Day

Stella: Eyra Norman

Young Man: Simon Mascarenhas-Carter

Beadle/Police Officer/Doctor: TBC

Stella’s Mum: Anastasia Koorn

Chorus

 

The Anthem

News Reader: Joel Robson

Imogen Lear: Anastasia Koorn

Nicholas Lear: Richard Decker

Xander Sterne: Benedict Munden

Runner/Journalist 2/Old Lady: Antoinette Pompe van Meerdervort

Jessica Writht/Librarian: Eyra Norman

Jonty Peach/Journalist 3/Student: Adam Clayron

Journalist 1/Builder: David Afzelius

Rosamund Sterne: May Abercrombie

Members of public

Television studio staff

Nicholas Witchell

Security guards

 

Age range: Please note these productions may contain adult themes. Parental discretion is advised for children.

 

Content advisory: Violence, depictions of historical queerphobia, mild swearing

Conductor: Michael Rosewell

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Designer: Sarah Booth

Lighting Designer: Colin Eversdijk

 

Airtime: Ed Driver & Samir Chadha

The Drifterman: Connie Harris

Fanny and Stella’s Last Day Out: Jasper Dommett & Jessica Walker

Church on the Blood: Jasmine Morris

I (Romance) – based on the 1924 novel by Mykola Khvylovy: Alisa Zaika

The Anthem: Jasper Eaglesfield & Harry Davies

 

Romance

KGB Agent: Oliver Bowes

Andruiusha: Simon Mascarenhas-Carter

Dr Tagabath: David Afzelius

The Degenerate: Gabriel Tufail Smith

Mother: Amber Reeves

Convict X: Adam Clayton

Convict Y: Laura Aherne

Guards 1 & 2: TBC, Joel Robson

 

The Drifterman

Danny Dry: Zhen Liu

Billy: May Abercrombie

The Lost Girls: Laura Aherne, Amelia Langley, Alexandra Dunaeva, Amber Reeves

Chorus

 

Airtime

Philippe: James Emerson

Pierre: Peng Tian

Anne: Alexandra Francis

Marie: Lily Mo Browne

Baker: Charlie Clapperton

Tourist: Gabriel Tufail Smith

Artist: Alexandra Dunaeva

Watch Salesman: Richard Decker

 

Church on the Blood

Anastasio Romanov: Amelia Langley

Somaria Romanov: Maryam Wocial

Alexandra Feodorovna: Charlie Clapperton

Nikolas Alexandrovich: Richard Decker

Grigory Nikulin: TBC

Yakov Yurovsky: Gabriel Tufail Smith

 

Fanny and Stella’s Last Day Out

Fanny: Ted Day

Stella: Eyra Norman

Young Man: Simon Mascarenhas-Carter

Beadle/Police Officer/Doctor: TBC

Stella’s Mum: Anastasia Koorn

Chorus

 

The Anthem

News Reader: Joel Robson

Imogen Lear: Anastasia Koorn

Nicholas Lear: Richard Decker

Xander Sterne: Benedict Munden

Runner/Journalist 2/Old Lady: Antoinette Pompe van Meerdervort

Jessica Writht/Librarian: Eyra Norman

Jonty Peach/Journalist 3/Student: Adam Clayron

Journalist 1/Builder: David Afzelius

Rosamund Sterne: May Abercrombie

Members of public

Television studio staff

Nicholas Witchell

Security guards

 

Age range: Please note these productions may contain adult themes. Parental discretion is advised for children.

 

Content advisory: Violence, depictions of historical queerphobia, mild swearing