OPERA FOR TODDLERS… Jill Murphy’s much-loved children’s picture book, PEACE AT LAST, is adapted into a musical adventure for young audiences
egg theatre, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September
Olivier Award winners OperaUpClose make their egg theatre debut this month with PEACE AT LAST, a musical story for ages 3 -5, based on the picture book by Jill Murphy.
Mr Bear can’t sleep. Mrs Bear is snoring. So he goes to sleep in Baby Bear’s room. But Baby Bear is pretending to be an aeroplane. So he goes to sleep in the living room…
OperaUpClose have teamed up with Gallions Primary School in Newham to create this new opera based on the much-loved picture book, which has been delighting families for generations. This perfect introduction to opera and musical theatre for early years children is performed by three singers, accompanied by harp and woodwind.
Peace At Last premiered at the Gallions Festival in July, taking opera to a large primary school in the heart of East London. The show now visits the egg theatre as part of a national tour which will include performances to over 6000 school children across the country. OperaUpClose are in their tenth year of producing innovatively staged, unintimidating, affordable and high quality English chamber re-imaginings of well-known works, and premieres of new operas. Their chamber production of the epic La Boheme won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Opera Production.
PEACE AT LAST is at the egg theatre on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September.
Please note, Sunday 11.30am is SOLD OUT – availability is very limited at all other performances.
Tickets are on sale from the egg reception on 01225 823409, the Theatre Royal Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk