Orpheus

Orpheus

Battersea Arts Centre · 05 DEC - 30 DEC

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Lyn Gardner avatar
29 November 2018  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“No apologies needed for including two shows from BAC this week because I have seen this one — back in 2013 — and it’s fab. Like the NT’s Hadestown, this tells the story of Orpheus, who ventures to the underworld to rescue his lover. This production relocates it to 1930s Paris, where the legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt is playing the lead in this stage version of the story. The music is wild, the show has a terrific comic edge and its constantly defies categorisation. Strange and strangely enjoyable.”

A magnifique night out in jazz-age Paris.

Overview

Prepare to be transported to 1930s Paris where legendary musician, Django Reinhardt, has been cast as the lead in a new production of Orpheus.

Your host for the evening is the charismatic songstress Yvette Pépin. With her troupe of operatic players she will perform the thrilling tale of Orpheus’s ill-fated descent into the underworld to reclaim his lost love, Eurydice.

Set to a fabulous live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson, Orpheus is a musical re-imagining of the epic Greek myth.

Our Grand Hall will be transformed into an opulent music hall for a joyous night out in a bygone era, with plenty of song, food and wine.

Critic reviews

Little Bulb’s metatheatrical take on the Orpheus myth, set in a 1930s jazz bar

Exeunt

Orpheus is a triumph of musical theatre with exquisite period detail and virtuoso performances

Everything Theatre

Little Bulb are masters at treading the line between comedy and tragedy; they get me almost at the verge of tears, then they grin and silly-walk off stage

Exeunt

Date & time

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Wed 5 Dec - Sun 30 Dec, 7.30pm & 2.30pm

Venue

Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5TN London, UK · Get Directions
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