2018 Double Bill

The Hiding Treebranch

Edward Barnes

We’ll be mounting UK and European première of this exciting opera, specially written to be performed by young people.

The Hiding Tree tells the story of a Monster who decimates an island and two brave sisters who resist and ultimate defeat it, through the power of their love for each other.

The Little Sweep

Benjamin Britten

brushThe monsters in the Little Sweep are human: the dreadful sweeps who are happy to send small children into terrible danger for profit and the bullying housekeeper who employs them.

This much-loved piece shows how a group of children, aided by their young governess, rescue the Little Sweep. Their kindness and ingenuity help him escape from a horrible fate.

We’re planning on involving local choirs, families and friends making this a wonderful, community project!