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Opera Double Bill

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Mon 21 Sep - Wed 23 Sep, 7.30pm


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The Playground Theatre 8, Latimer Industrial Estate, Latimer Rd, London W10 6RQ

About Bread and Circuses and The CroC

Bread and Circuses Bread and Circuses: ‘'an opera in two acts and a wrestling show’’. Set in the world of professional wrestling, the show explores ‘’Kayfabe’’: when the rivalries and relationships between wrestlers are staged as real. Imagine a mash-up between World Wrestling Entertainment, with verismo opera Pagliacci, and retro videogaming. The show’s sound world is a fusion of opera, musical theatre, and 90s electronica. With music direction by Mark Johnson, stage direction by Julia Mintzer, score by Liam Wade and libretto by Charles Ogilvie. Surreal, daring and pacey, the energy and smack of Bread & Circuses takes no prisoners. The CroC The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow is a comic opera set against the backdrop of fetid 18th Century Paris. The Marquis De Sade has lost his libido and must find it or lose his head to the chopping block of Marie Antoinette. His quest takes him to a mythical world to petition its Crocodile God of fertility. Overview: The Marquis de Sade, threatened with death and torture from Marie Antoinette, is compelled to undertake a quest, to regain his lost libido. Utilising opera, gospel, magical elixirs, profanity, irreverence and high art with low morals, the show’s creator Darren Berry weaves an elaborate, hallucinatory, cautionary tale.