The Little Black Cat

The Little Black Cat is here!

Rehearsals have started on our wonderful new show!

A story of courage, a strange journey and… cats!
To be performed in June 2023 with the
Norwich Puppet Theatre

If you’re interested in joing the production team to work on lighting, costumes, props, stage management or sound, watch this space. We’ll be recruiting soon.

Fundraising for projects like ours is more challenging than ever. We’re more determined than ever to keep access to our activities open and free of charge and you can be part of making this possible.

We know times are hard and every little helps, whether it’s £5 or £500, a single one off donation or a monthly contribution. 

About the project

You gave me the courage to try things I might never otherwise have done. The Little Black Cat showed me that I could be a writer

From November 2021 – February 2022 we worked with 20 young people aged 11 – 19 to create a brand new opera, The Little Black Cat.

Now we’re ready to bring their work to life. 

We’re working with the Norwich Puppet Theatre (NPT) to make our young people’s vision a reality on stage. CYO will be working with young singers, designers, stage managers and technicians to rehearse and perform the work, with young puppeteers from the NPT providing the cat action! Performances are planned for June 2023.

We’re also working with partner schools, both on the performance and production elements and through continuing workshops and in school activities for primary and secondary schools. A film of the opera, with accompanying education materials will ensure that the work has a lasting legacy.

The project is supported by Arts Council England and the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.