When: 5th – 30th December 2018
Where: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
£: Tickets cost £15 – £35, cabaret table packages from £160 per table (£40 per head)
What is it?
Little Bulb Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Orpheus will return to its Grand Hall home, at Battersea Arts Centre, following a national and international tour.
An original musical re-imagining of the epic Greek myth Orpheus, the show is inspired by the music of legendary jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt.
Audiences will be transported to 1930s Paris, where charismatic songstress Yvette Pépin has cajoled the guitar virtuoso, Django Reinhardt, into joining her in a brand new production of Orpheus. He will play the tragic hero, she will play his lost love Eurydice. Together with her troupe of operatic players, she tells the thrilling tale of Orpheus’ ill-fated descent into the underworld, set to a live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson.
As in previous runs, the Grand Hall will once again be transformed into an opulent 1930s music hall, offering audiences a joyous night out in a bygone era.
Little Bulb Theatre’s Orpheus has toured to the world-renowned Salzburg Festival, Brisbane Festival and enjoyed a run at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre.
More info: www.bac.org.uk