Bread and Circuses (Live Performance)

World Wrestling Entertainment meets opera.

Sun 20 Sep 2020

Bread and Circuses (Live Performance)


Produced by Julia Mintzer

There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 20:00-21:00, Thursday 24th September 2020; Bread and Circuses (Interactive Broadcast). A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days and tickets for the broadcast are sold seperately.

Music: Liam Wade
Words: Charles Ogilvie

Bread and Circuses: ‘’an opera in two acts and a wrestling show’’.

Imagine a mash-up between World Wrestling Entertainment, verismo opera, and 90s style videogaming.

Set in the world of professional wrestling, the show explores ‘’Kayfabe’’: when we choose to accept the staged rivalries and relationships between wrestlers as real.

The show’s sound world is a fusion of opera, musical theatre, and 90s electronica. With music direction by Mark Johnson, score by Liam Wade, and libretto by Charles Ogilvie.

Surreal, daring and pacey, the energy and smack of Bread & Circuses takes no prisoners.

Additional content for the broadcast:

The company will give a live introduction to the interactive broadcast of their opera, and take questions from the audience in a chat after the performance.

Age range: 13 upwards
Content Warning: Cartoon violence

Sunday 20th September - 8:00pm

Tickets:  Full price: £15.00 / Financially Challenged: £5.00

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Full Price: £15.00 Financially Challenged: £5.00