Our Day is a new opera set against a backdrop of events in Northern Ireland in 1972. That year, as well as being the bloodiest of the troubles, marked the gold medal win for local girl, Mary Peters. Her achievement at the Munich Olympics briefly unified a country at war with itself and created a much-welcomed respite from the daily cycle of violence. It also allowed the country to pause for a moment to cheer Peters to victory. In 2012 it will be 40 years since that win. Mitchell and Ravenhill have created a gripping new music drama which tackles head-on the meeting of violence, hatred - and possible reconciliation.
Archive :: production:T088024828, opera or operetta:S01271404049, venue:V423