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Lily and the Albatross

Lily and the Albatross

Combining a unique style of puppetry, live music and visual performance, 'Lily and the Albatross' is a heartfelt story about achieving the unachievable and never letting go of your childhood dreams.


Far out in the wild and remote ocean is a small family on an old fishing boat who pass the time with exciting stories and merry music. The whims of the water control their daily routine but Lily finds herself gazing upwards, where birds swim weightlessly above her head before stealing the precious fish from the fishing nets. With the threat of the nightly storm and its whipping winds, the family must pull together, take a leap of faith and look beyond what they have always known to get themselves and their old boat moving again. Discover the legend of Great Captain Markham, join the family as they battle the elements and meet a gliding albatross, who flies in the face of the storm and gives Lily the nudge she needs to truly stretch her wings.


A tale of wild weather, wild birds and wild ambitions for ages 5+ (but younger welcome)


Tall Tree makes theatre that touches the hearts of both adults and children, with bespoke wooden and metal puppets, live music and stories that speak to all generations. Tall Tree are Associate Artist at Forest Forge Theatre Company and create original stories written by Anna Harriott.


For more details check www.talltreetheatre.co.uk



Tickets: Adult £8, Child £6 and Family of four £25

(includes a booking fee of 30p)


Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Thursday 24 Oct 20193:00pm Book Now

ROH Live: Don Pasquale (12A)

ROH Live: Don Pasquale

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations.


Background: This witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.


The Story: Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman’s docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.


Sung in Italian with English subtitles


This is a co-production with Opéra national de Paris and Teatro Massimo, Palermo


Cast & Creatives

Don Pasquale: Bryn Terfel

Norina: Olga Peretyatko

Ernesto: Ioan Hotea

Malatesta: Mariusz Kwiecień


Music: Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto: Giovanni Ruffini and Gaetano Donizetti

Conductor: Evelino Pidò

Director: Damiano Michieletto



Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office



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Thursday 24 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now