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Berwick Festival Opera: Byre Opera: Double bill - Riders to the Sea - Ralph Vaughan Williams and Cupboard Love - Madeleine Dring

Tickets: £15, Children 16 and under FREE
Venue: The Peace Church, Church Street, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Running Time: 2h approx.
Groups Group Discount buy 10 tickets & get 11th free (unless otherwise specified)
Age Guidance: 12+
Berwick Festival Opera is delighted to continue its successful partnership with Byre Opera, who are touring their latest beautifully sung and elegantly staged production to the dramatic setting of Berwick’s Peace Hall.   

For 2019, they’re presenting a double bill of contrasting British 20th Century one act operas, a tragedy and a comedy.

Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea is based on the play of the same name by J M Synge - with the original text largely intact but with its emotional impact and expressive power considerably intensified.  Set in an Irish fishing community in Donegal, it focuses on a mother’s plaintive struggles with the heart wrenching and escalating loss of her menfolk to the sea.

Madeleine Dring’s Cupboard Love, written in the 1950s and staged for the first time in the UK, is a fast-paced, darkly hilarious and lyrical “whodunit” for 3 voices. The plot involves a young couple (He and She), an affair and a murder. She thinks He’s done it. He thinks She’s done it. Who’s been killed? Where's the body? Who’s done what? Come and find out for yourself...

Year: 2019
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194