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The Extraordinary Adventures of You & Me - cancelled

Omar Shahryar

Travel through space and time in this brand new children’s opera

Composer 
Omar Shahryar
Writer & Director 
Ruth Mariner
Designer 
Kate Lane
Movement Director & Assistant Director 
Rebecca Meltzer

The safety and security of our artists, audiences, technical, production and administrative staff is what matters most to English Touring Opera. Following the Government’s recommendations regarding non-essential travel, socialising­­ and theatre closures during the Coronavirus pandemic many of our upcoming performances on the Spring 2020 tour have been cancelled and we are currently assessing the viability of the tour in its entirety. Please check back here, or on our social media channels tomorrow (Thursday 19 March) for a further statement.

We’d like to assure you that we’re busy planning creative ways of continuing to bring opera that moves to our communities during a period of closure and that we are committed to supporting our artists during this hugely challenging period.

Meet our hero, Mackenzie, and get ready to travel through time and space. On a school trip to a museum, Mackenzie discovers that their pencil case is full of magical worlds. Who knows who you will meet and where you will visit along the way, so take a deep breath and expect the unexpected.

The Extraordinary Adventures of You and Me, follows English Touring Opera’s success in creating fun, engaging and interactive operas for children and young audiences as well as SEND audiences. Recent productions include Laika the Spacedog, Waxwings, Paradise Planet, Shackelton’s Cat and This is My Bed.

Recommended age: 2 – 5

Schools info: This performance is suitable for Key Stage 1 and SEND audiences. The story features 5 performers, including singers and players, an ingenious set, interactive songs and sound technology.

If you would like to book a performance for your school, local library or another venue, please contact Jo Corrigan (Learning & Participation Producer) at jo.corrigan@englishtouringopera.org.uk
or call 020 7833 2555.

Showing At

  1. London
    10th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am
  2. London
    10th Mar 2020 - 11:15 am
  3. London
    10th Mar 2020 - 2:00 pm
  4. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    14th Mar 2020 - 3:00 pm
  5. London
    16th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am
  6. London
    17th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am
  7. London
    18th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am
  8. Lighthouse, Poole
    21st Mar 2020 - 2:00 pm
    Cancelled
  9. London
    23rd Mar 2020 - 9:30 am
    Cancelled
  10. York Theatre Royal
    4th Apr 2020 - 11:00 am
    Cancelled
  11. York Theatre Royal
    4th Apr 2020 - 2:00 pm
    Cancelled
  12. Cheltenham
    23rd Apr 2020 - 10:30 am
    Cancelled
  13. Darlington
    13th May 2020 - 10:00 am
    Cancelled
  14. Coventry
    14th May 2020 - 1:30 pm
    Cancelled
  15. Hinckley
    15th May 2020 - 10:00 am
    Cancelled
  16. Preston
    2nd Jun 2020 - 2:00 pm
    Cancelled
  17. Churchill Theatre, Bromley
    7th Jun 2020 - 2:30 pm
    Cancelled
  18. Grays
    10th Jun 2020 - 10:00 am
    Cancelled
  19. Grays
    10th Jun 2020 - 11:30 am
    Cancelled
  20. Grays
    10th Jun 2020 - 1:30 pm
    Cancelled
  1. London — 10th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am

    WC1 1AA

  2. London — 10th Mar 2020 - 11:15 am

    WC1 1AA

  3. London — 10th Mar 2020 - 2:00 pm

    WC1 1AA

  4. Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 14th Mar 2020 - 3:00 pm

    Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

  5. London — 16th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am

    WC1 1AA

  6. London — 17th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am

    WC1 1AA

  7. London — 18th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am

    WC1 1AA

  8. Lighthouse, Poole — 21st Mar 2020 - 2:00 pm

    Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG

    • Cancelled

  9. London — 23rd Mar 2020 - 9:30 am

    WC1 1AA

    • Cancelled

  10. York Theatre Royal — 4th Apr 2020 - 11:00 am

    YO1 7HD

    • Cancelled

  11. York Theatre Royal — 4th Apr 2020 - 2:00 pm

    YO1 7HD

    • Cancelled

  12. Cheltenham — 23rd Apr 2020 - 10:30 am

    GL50 1HQ

    • Cancelled

  13. Darlington — 13th May 2020 - 10:00 am

    • Cancelled

  14. Coventry — 14th May 2020 - 1:30 pm

    CV4 7AL

    • Cancelled

  15. Hinckley — 15th May 2020 - 10:00 am

    • Cancelled

  16. Preston — 2nd Jun 2020 - 2:00 pm

    • Cancelled

  17. Churchill Theatre, Bromley — 7th Jun 2020 - 2:30 pm

    High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA

    • Cancelled

  18. Grays — 10th Jun 2020 - 10:00 am

    • Cancelled

  19. Grays — 10th Jun 2020 - 11:30 am

    • Cancelled

  20. Grays — 10th Jun 2020 - 1:30 pm

    • Cancelled

Omar Shahryar

Omar Shahryar

Composer

Omar Shahryar is an award-winning composer and facilitator whose internationally acclaimed opera, A Shoe Full of Stars, won the YAMAward Prize for Best Opera for Young People 2018 and was reported on by Channel 4 News. Omar has led participatory music projects for some of the world’s leading opera companies and concert halls, including Glyndebourne, Royal Opera, the Wigmore Hall, Britten Sinfonia and Streetwise Opera. Omar is Artistic Director of Opera Schmopera, an opera company for young people, and a board member for Tête-à-tête Opera Company and RESEO, the European Network of Opera, Music and Dance Education.

Ruth Mariner

Ruth Mariner

Writer & Director

Ruth’s work encompasses writing & directing for the theatre and opera house, as well as locations including schools, museums and festivals. Her approach is bold and inventive, influenced by a love of interdisciplinary work and bringing together her backgrounds in art, music and writing. Her work is always expertly tailored to the needs and values of those who come to watch or take part.

Recent highlights include directing a team of professional singers with unaccompanied minors on the main stage of Opera Holland Park, directing a new version of Purcell’s Fairy Queen; and creating the first opera for thousands of visitors at The Eden Project.

Kate Lane

Kate Lane

Designer

Kate is an interdisciplinary artist & scenographer and founding member of performance collective Brave New Worlds. She has an MA Costume (Distinction) at LCF and a BA in Sculpture from Camberwell. She is the Course Leader for the BA Performance: Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins.Her scenography practice has been shown extensively in the UK including the Barbican, Sadlers Wells, Southbank Centre, V&A, Roundhouse and International at Ravenna Festival; Italy, Musique Cordiale; France, Cork Festival; Ireland, Arts Printing House; Lithuania, Act Festival, Bilbao and World Stage Design, Taipei.

Rebecca Meltzer

Rebecca Meltzer

Movement Director & Assistant Director

Showing At

  1. London
    10th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am
  2. London
    10th Mar 2020 - 11:15 am
  3. London
    10th Mar 2020 - 2:00 pm
  4. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    14th Mar 2020 - 3:00 pm
  5. London
    16th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am
  6. London
    17th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am
  7. London
    18th Mar 2020 - 10:00 am
  8. Lighthouse, Poole
    21st Mar 2020 - 2:00 pm
    Cancelled
  9. London
    23rd Mar 2020 - 9:30 am
    Cancelled
  10. York Theatre Royal
    4th Apr 2020 - 11:00 am
    Cancelled
  11. York Theatre Royal
    4th Apr 2020 - 2:00 pm
    Cancelled
  12. Cheltenham
    23rd Apr 2020 - 10:30 am
    Cancelled
  13. Darlington
    13th May 2020 - 10:00 am
    Cancelled
  14. Coventry
    14th May 2020 - 1:30 pm
    Cancelled
  15. Hinckley
    15th May 2020 - 10:00 am
    Cancelled
  16. Preston
    2nd Jun 2020 - 2:00 pm
    Cancelled
  17. Churchill Theatre, Bromley
    7th Jun 2020 - 2:30 pm
    Cancelled
  18. Grays
    10th Jun 2020 - 10:00 am
    Cancelled
  19. Grays
    10th Jun 2020 - 11:30 am
    Cancelled
  20. Grays
    10th Jun 2020 - 1:30 pm
    Cancelled

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