A Triptych of Comic Operas – Kings Head Theatre
an irrational twist”
★★★★ "A trio of talented performers,
wonderful production design
and a lovely atmosphere,
well worth seeing"
February 11, 2018
A rare and special chance to see these three comic gems performed with piano and flute. Peter Reynolds’s Sands of Time: The Guinness book of records shortest opera on earth at 3 min 34, intended to ‘match the boiling of an egg’. A new comic opera commission by John Whittaker:The Proposal based on an early Chekhov satire and a fun tale of mixed fortunes in Offenbach’s Le 66, performed for the first time in the UK with an English Libretto by Matthew Toogood and Ellen Leather.
★★★★ As I left the theatre I felt like yodelling along with the score, and I’ve not said that since I saw Frank Ifield live in 1984. Pub Theatres
It is always a pleasure to see little known works, but you never know quite what you’re going to get. Irrational Theatre came to the King’s Head yesterday evening What it did have was bags of energy, complete with comedy accents, that made the silliness of this charming operette such fun. If they had been able to inject that energy into The Proposal it may have been more engaging.
You may never get to see them again – so here’s your chance.
11th and 12th Feb - Kings Head Theatre. London Book Tickets
17th Feb. Abbey Theatre. Hertfordshire Book Tickets
Running time – approx 1 hour 50 including interval
Produced by irrational theatre
Director and Designer – Paula Chitty
Lighting Bob Grover
MD /Pianist Peter Jones and John Whittaker
Flautist: Abi Clark