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The Arsonists: A Tragi-Comic Opera about Love and Economics

Date - Sat 18 Nov 2017

Time - 7.30 pm

Duration - 2 hours

Cost - Ticket application via BBC Shows

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - New Adelphi Theatre, New Adelphi building, Peel Park campus, M5 4BR


Summary

A Heritage Opera/Savvy Productions co-production, in partnership with the BBC Philharmonic.

Event details

World première performance.

Ian McMillan and Alan Edward Williams’ opera opens with a news report of a fire which has destroyed Megaboxx – the only large employer in the town. Police suspect arson, and one person is feared dead. We go back to reveal who has a reason to burn the place down, and who is dead – and why is Roy the boss coming back to Slackpit undercover? This is a ‘whydunnit’ as well as a ‘whodunnit’, and combines edgy contemporary textures with musical-theatre style ‘big tunes’. It’s also the first opera ever written to be sung entirely in a Northern English accent.

Matthew Kellett Frank
Richard Woodall Roy
Serenna Wagner Paulina
Nicholas Sales George
Sarah Helsby Hughes Gloria

Clark Rundell conductor

This opera is a Heritage Opera/Savvy Productions co-production, in partnership with the BBC Philharmonic.


Please apply for free tickets through BBC Shows. Tickets will be allocated via random draw. You can apply for a maximum of two tickets.

Ticket applications will be open from 10am on Monday 30 October until 10pm on Sunday 5 November via the BBC Shows and Tours website bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows. Please note that audiences attending shows at all venues must bring photo ID.

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Contact

University of Salford Events Team

events@salford.ac.uk

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