About the Show/Event
Information for A Hand of Bridge/The Sands of Time/Le 66 at Arcola, Inner London (Opera or Operetta). A Hand of Bridge - Two married couples play a game of bridge, during which their innermost desires are hilariously revealed. (Sung in English without surtitles). The Sands of Time - Receiving the Guinness World Record for World's Shortest Opera when it was composed in 1933, this 3.5-minute score follows married couple Stan and Flo, whose luck changes during the boiling of their breakfast egg. (Sung in English with surtitles). Le 66 - When Frantz wins 100,000 florins in a lottery he discovers that good fortune can be a blessing in disguise in Jacques Offenbach's fun, tuneful tale, with a new English libretto. (Sung in English without surtitles). Part of Grimeborn 2019
Performers Alex Hall (tenor), Sophie Horrocks (mezzo soprano), Joao Valido Vaz (tenor).
Music Samuel Barber (A Hand of Bridge). Lyrics Gian Carlo Menotti (A Hand of Bridge). Music Peter Reynolds (The Sands of Time). Lyrics Simon Rees (The Sands of Time). Music Jacques Offenbach (Le 66). Lyrics Matthew Toogood (after Laurencin - Le 66). Company Irrational Theatre. Director Paula Chitty. Design Paula Chitty. Musical Director Peter Jones. Lighting Bob Grover. Stage Manager Kate Reynolds.