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Thief in the Night

ETO is collaborating once more with the staff and students at John Chilton School in Ealing to create a new opera in the summer term of 2012.

ETO is collaborating once more with the staff and students at John Chilton School in Ealing to create a new opera in the summer term of 2012.

The opera is called Thief in the Night and will be created with the students themselves, all of whom have physical disabilities.Ten workshop sessions will lead to a performance on June 20th for friends and families.

The ETO team includes tenor Edward Lee, and players Rebecca Hewes and Steve Burnett, as well as composer Russell Hepplewhite (The Feathered Ogre) and designer Anna Michaels.

John Chilton School hosted a similar project with ETO a year ago, and both projects have been made possible through the generosity of John Lyon’s Charity. We are delighted to be back, and to be working alongside the school’s inspired staff and vibrant students.

Photographs, from ETO’s previous collaboration with John Chilton School, by Laurent Compagnon

Showing At

  1. John Chilton School, Ealing
    17th May 2012 - 12:00 am
  2. John Chilton School, Ealing
    31st May 2012 - 12:00 am
  3. John Chilton School, Ealing
    14th Jun 2012 - 12:00 am
  4. John Chilton School, Ealing
    19th Jun 2012 - 12:00 am
  5. John Chilton School, Ealing
    20th Jun 2012 - 12:00 am
  1. John Chilton School, Ealing — 17th May 2012 - 12:00 am

    UB5 5LD

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  2. John Chilton School, Ealing — 31st May 2012 - 12:00 am

    UB5 5LD

    • Limited Availability

  3. John Chilton School, Ealing — 14th Jun 2012 - 12:00 am

    UB5 5LD

    • Limited Availability

  4. John Chilton School, Ealing — 19th Jun 2012 - 12:00 am

    UB5 5LD

    • Limited Availability

  5. John Chilton School, Ealing — 20th Jun 2012 - 12:00 am

    UB5 5LD

    • Limited Availability

Cast

Edward Lee

Edward Lee

Tenor

Crew

Tim Yealland

Tim Yealland

Director

Tim has written the libretti for and directed numerous operas for young people, including Shackleton’s Cat, Silver Electra, Different and Waxwings. He has also devised many large-scale community operas for ETO, including One Day Two Dawns in Truro (winner RPS Award), and Zeppelin Dreams in Wolverhampton. Alongside the ETO production, Laika the Spacedog is also produced in 2019 by Nouvel Opera Fribourg, and performed next year at the Opera Comique in Paris. His association with Casa da Música in Porto continues with Écoute, a new piece in 2020. He was appointed MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours.

Russell Hepplewhite

Russell Hepplewhite

Composer

Russell Hepplewhite is becoming widely known for his choral music and operas. For ETO he has composed several highly acclaimed operas for young audiences including ‘Shackleton’s Cat’, ‘Silver Electra’, and the award winning ‘Laika the Spacedog’ which has been performed more than 70 times. Alongside the current ETO revival of ‘Laika’, Opera Nouvel in Switzerland and Opera Comique in Paris have their own forthcoming productions. Russell’s musical ‘Moonfleet’ premiered at the Salisbury Playhouse in 2018; his choral music is published by Oxford University Press and Banks Music publications, and forthcoming pieces include operas for Jubilee Opera and W11 Opera.

Anna Michaels

Anna Michaels

Designer

Anna Michaels
Anna achieved her MA in Theatre and Film Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Her design credits include; Winter Season 2012 and Summer Season 2011 for White Horse Theatre. Sitting with Thistle with Theatre West. Richard lll, Bugsy Malone, The Grapes of Wrath, The Devil’s Music, Life Savings, and Book Labyrinth, with Theatre Royal Bath’s YPT and Engage. The Importance of Being Earnest, 86,400 Seconds and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me with Floor to Ceiling. Lilies with Wild Oats and City Lights. Set for Translations, The Tobacco Factory. Costume for The Comedy of Errors, Circomedia.
Forthcoming productions include Storm on the Lawn 2012, The Dolphin Crossing the Brewery and Autumn Season 2012 White Horse Theatre.
Web: http://www.wix.com/annamichaels/portfolio

Showing At

  1. John Chilton School, Ealing
    17th May 2012 - 12:00 am
  2. John Chilton School, Ealing
    31st May 2012 - 12:00 am
  3. John Chilton School, Ealing
    14th Jun 2012 - 12:00 am
  4. John Chilton School, Ealing
    19th Jun 2012 - 12:00 am
  5. John Chilton School, Ealing
    20th Jun 2012 - 12:00 am

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