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Arcola Theatre, Studio 2, Grimeborn, September 2019


Director: Emma Jude Harris

Producer: Jessie Anand 

Set and Costume Designer: Maxwell Nicholson-Lailey

Music Director and Piano: John Warner

Lighting Designer: Martha Godfrey

Assistant Director: Eva Rosenthal 

Violin: Hattie Haynes

Cello: Saran Davies 

Production Photography: Ali Wright


Joseph Buckmaster (Tom)

Alexander Gebhard (Dominique)

James Quilligan (Gaoler)

Alys Roberts (Lady Valerie)

Helen Stanley (Mary)

Alistair Sutherland (Pierre Lafitte)

Beru Tessema (Barker)


‘a real discovery’
The Guardian
‘a witty, dynamic production of this passionate chamber piece glows with humanity and joy’
‘a thrillingly sung staging’
The Stage
‘a strong, beautiful sense of despairing romance shoots through the work’
The Reviews Hub
‘Emma Jude Harris’ deft handling of Cabildo’s themes exemplifies how opera should engage in current social
discourse…[it] feels like a great beacon of hope for the future of opera’
Miro Magazine

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