THE PROMETHEUS REVOLUTION

Fulham Opera/Grimeborn Festival | Arcola Theatre | 2018

Star-crossed lovers, rebellion and revolution against the backdrop of a corrupt political class. What would you sacrifice for lasting peace?

Keith Burnstein’s new opera is a ravishing vision of our society crossing beyond the threshold of war towards a new age of peace and mutual respect.

The activists within a peace movement find themselves playing out the eternal myth of Prometheus, who took the fire from the Gods to give it to the mortals. But they too may pay a high price for their audacity…

Shot through with pathos and ironic humour, this dark parable is laced with the sounds of vaudeville, Broadway musical and pop ballads.

In the centenary year of the end of World War 1, Fulham Opera present a melodic and intensely lyrical new opera of passion, power and high emotion, presenting a radical and challenging evocation of the moment Humanity takes charge of the world.

Live piano music, performed in English.

Director: Sophie Gilpin

Music Director: Ben Woodward

Composer: Keith Bernstein

Designer: Sunny Smith

Lighting Daniel Farr

Peter: Alex Haigh

Aaron: Robert Garland

Wona: Caroline Garragher

Des: James Schouten

Pandora: Lucie Louvrier

Zapruder: Nick Dwyer

General Clarke: Gerard Delrez

Hanson: Ian Wilson-Pope

Iris: Luci Briginshaw

Delia: Christine Cook

Rosemary: Olivia Barry

TV reporter: James Bowers

"seriously impressive"

THEATRECAT

"Sophie Gilpin's production was simple yet effective."

PLANET HUGILL

©2018 by sophiegilpin.