Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and taking The Pop-up Opera Roadshow back out on the road this summer. The fun-filled A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore is brought to life by a storyteller, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations, offering a fantastic introduction to opera. The brilliant 25-minute show for all the family is performed in a specially-adapted, fully-accessible trailer, re-creating the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.
A LITTLE BIT OF HMS PINAFORE
Gilbert & Sullivan arr. Derek Clark
Script Steven Wren Illustrator Otto von Beach
Aboard the ship HMS Pinafore, Josephine, the captain’s daughter, is in love with one of the crew. Her father definitely doesn’t approve. Overturning social order and parental wishes alike, the couple plan to elope. But a surprise confession soon leaves everything in doubt…
All ages welcome.
Scottish Opera will be performing other short Operas in schools throughout Lewis and Harris during the week. Please note : there will be no ramp access to the trailer for the performances on Saturday 9th June.
Photo credit : Christina Riley