Fringe - Orpheus Down Under
23 - 25 June 2010
The Scoop at More London Free Festival – Fringe – June
Week 4 - Unexpected Opera Company present Offenbach’s Orpheus Down Under
Adapted from Orpheus in the Underworld
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
23 – 25 June
The Scoop at More London
How will Eurydice escape the suburbs and her intolerable husband, Orpheus? What’s it like to go down under with the King of the Underworld? Can Team Olympus out-do themselves? And is the barbecue sauce on Bondi beach really better than ambrosia?
Offenbach's delightfully disrespectful tale loses none of its pith and verve in this uproarious updating. A couple on the verge of divorce become entangled with the Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology, who are themselves embroiled in international competition as 'Team Olympus.' Full of charming songs and witty dialogue, it is performed by a cast of 12 and live musicians. Enjoy a global romp with the opera that introduced the world to the can-can!
“an unconventional Orpheus, but a thoroughly irresistible one. If this company comes this way again, do catch them” Oxford Times 2010
About Unexpected Opera
Unexpected Opera was created by Artistic Director Lynn Binstock and Managing Director Matthew Quirk and is a registered charity. They seek to bring classic opera to a wider audience – with clarity, imagination and humour – and to build the careers of their performers.
Supported by the Arts Council for the second year in succession.
Food and drink is available on site from The Thames Bar.
The boring but important stuff:
In the event of rain the show may have to be cancelled. A cancellation decision will be made 30 minutes before the performance is due to start. Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Once capacity is reached, admission will be on a one out, one in basis. The Scoop at More London reserves the right to refuse entry.
The organiser reserves the right to make last minute changes to the programme for reasons beyond its control.