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)
World Premiere of a New Opera by Stephen McNeff
“a vivid and uplifting evening in the theatre, with the sense of a striking new work being created”
Video by Zak Harney, with music by Ben Pearson
The world premiere of 'Banished' took place at our very own Blackheath Halls. (Photos by Lidia Crisafulli)
- 1 - Winnie (Katy Huntley)
- 2 - Charlotte (Rebecca Leggett) and ensemble
- 3 - Madge (Emily Gray)
- 4 - Tommy’s scissors are taken…
- 5 - Tommy (Lars Fischer) gives out food
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
Wed 29 Jun to Sat 2 Jul 2016