Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Theatre Company presents
Ava’s Wedding - An English Tragedy
26 - 28 Feb in the Main House at 7pm | Matinee: Sat 28 February at 2pm
Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
Ava’s Wedding - An English Tragedy’ is a brand new opera telling an original story by Birmingham based team Michael Wolters (composer) and Alexandra Taylor (writer). With music that borrows from five centuries of Englishness and a libretto that pays homage to soap opera, this world première showcases the Vocal and Instrumental Departments at the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire.
The action follows ten intertwined stories, each one based on a misunderstanding or secret. If everyone told the truth, their problems would disappear. But they’re English - through politeness, embarrassment, shame or duty nobody speaks up and the problems escalate, culminating in a bevy of break ups, fallouts, suicides and murders.
What is it that drives people to harbour terrible secrets, give up on their dreams and even turn to murder? Ava Blackwell’s friends and family are all very English people with very English problems. They could be leading happy lives, but instead choose to make everything worse.
Anticipated Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)
Tickets: £16 | £13 cons | £5.50 Students
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