The Cruel Sister

21:00-21:50, Saturday 27th July 2019


Music: Laurence Panter

Words: Christopher Faulkner


A woman is drowned on the eve of her wedding. A violin-maker has found something strange. The groom is fraught with more than the usual anxiety. In this darkly humorous re-imagining of a Northumbrian murder ballad, secrets will out, revenge will be had and cake will probably be eaten. Set to a lyrical score for chamber ensemble and peppered with English folk melodies, this is a show which will amuse, lure and challenge.


14+ some strong language


Produced by Motley Opera


RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX




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Also on the same day:

Director/Elder Sister: Lucy Elston


Choreography/Younger Sister: Michelle Buckley

Violin-maker: Samuel Lom

Violinist: Esther Mallett

Groom: Edmund Caird

Matron: Jasmine Adrian-Dawson

Librettist/Best Man: Christopher Faulkner

Girl: Rosie Lomas


Boy: Andrew Woodmansey

Elder Sister: Lucy Elston


Piano: Laurence Panter

Flute: Abi Clark

Clarinet: Abi Heath

Double bass: Tom Clarkson