God is angry, and a flood is coming. But Noah is building a boat: wide enough and deep enough not just for his family, but for a cargo of birds and beasts, both great and small. For forty days and forty nights, this chorus of unlikely shipmates endure a mighty storm, in the hope that a new world will be waiting for them on the other side.
Lyndsey Turner directs a joyous new production of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece combining the talents of professional singers, actors and musicians with those of school children and the local community. Marking the first collaboration between Theatre Royal Stratford East and English National Opera.
Age Recommendation: 5+
Benjamin Britten’s opera for amateurs and professionals brings dozens of talented children onto the Stratford East stage
We also needed to see the youth in the orchestra and witness the fun of the mugs-on-a-line being struck when the rain starts falling
ENO’s first collaboration with Theatre Royal Stratford East and local schoolchildren is perfectly pitched and brings witty touches to Britten’s community opera