Award-winning composer Stephen McNeff and librettist Olivia Fuchs joined forces to create a new opera for Trinity Laban students.

Award-winning composer Stephen McNeff and librettist Olivia Fuchs join forces to create a new opera for Trinity Laban students.

Based on the true story of the first female prisoners transported to Australia in the early 19th century, Banished tells the story of how a group of people join to overcome their differences and survive adversity.

Featuring elements of documentary reality, flights of theatrical fantasy and references to folk songs of the time, don’t miss the world premiere of this gritty and funny work.

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)

Banished

Video by Zak Harney, with music by Ben Pearson

Credits

Based on the play Female Transport by Steve Gooch

Olivia Fuchs librettist 
Elaine Kidd director 
Jessica Cottis conductor 
Louie Whitemore set and costume design 
Ben Omerod lighting design

Performances

Wed 29 Jun to Sat 2 Jul 2016
Blackheath Halls

Sponsors

With grateful thanks to the RVW Trust and the Hinrichsen Foundation for their support in commissioning the score and to The Hearn Foundation and Francesca Robinson for production and design support.

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