Double Bill of Family Opera

Double Bill of Family Opera

Presented as one show, you can see two operas for the price of just one ticket!Join us to see the Scottish Permiere of Orlando Gough and Jehanne Markham's magical bedtime opera ON THE RIM OF THE WORLD; and the World Premiere of DR FERRET'S BAD MEDICINE ROADSHOW. Hear the mischievous Dr Ferret tell curious stories, inspired by Hilaire Belloc’s classic Cautionary Tales.Recommended for 7+For full details...read below

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ARCHIVE ENTRY. THIS SHOW IS NO LONGER ON SALE.

ON THE RIM OF THE WORLD

Scottish Premiere

The end of a day like any other. An ordinary family turn out the lights and put the cares of the day to bed. On the rim of the world and at the edge of the night, they travel beyond the everyday to an extraordinary land of dreams. An evocative journey with music inspired by memories of childhood, sleep and the magical power of dreaming.

Members of Scottish Opera’s Connect Company are joined by a cast of 50 from the Citizens Theatre’s acclaimed Community Performance Programme for adults and children. Accompanied by players from Scottish Opera’s Connect Orchestra- 15 young musicians from 16-21 years. On the Rim of the World was a collaborative commission by eight of the UK’s opera houses in 2007.

Directors Elly Goodman & Neil Packham
Conductor Chris Gray
Designer Alison MacLaurin
Choreographer Linda Payne

DR FERRET’S BAD MEDICINE ROADSHOW

World Premiere

Look out sneaky, snotty and silly children everywhere!

Beware Dr Ferret and his gang! The doctor and his Sweetheart Singers are out to find out just how mischievous today’s children really are, as they sort the good eggs from the bad.

Dr Ferret’s Bad Medicine Roadshow is a brand new Scottish Opera commission. Inspired by Hilaire Belloc’s classic, Cautionary Tales, Dr Ferret tells the curious stories of Matilda, whose lies ignited a terrible fire, Henry King who ate too much string, and George, a little boy who causes a lot of trouble…

Members of Scottish Opera’s Connect Company – 20 young singers aged between 14 and 21 – perform this brand new adventure, accompanied by players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

Director Andy Manley
Designer Alison MacLaurin
Choreographer Linda Payne

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes approx (including an extended interval)

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