Tour synopsis, cast & creatives

Since the beginning of time nature has migrated effortlessly, but when it comes to the human race it always seems more complicated. Through a series of six stories, by six writers from diverse backgrounds, Welsh National Opera explores migration from multiple angles: from the migration of birds to the sailing of The Mayflower 400 years ago; from the story of an Afro-Caribbean slave in Bristol to the experience of Indian doctors working in the NHS. Migrations is a hugely ambitious new opera by British composer Will Todd. An expanded WNO Orchestra is joined by a cast of 100 performers, including a gospel choir, Bollywood dancers and a children's chorus. Sung in English with surtitles in English (and Welsh in some venues)
Approximate runtime 2 hours 20 minutes.


Peter Brathwaite (Pero Jones/Chief Mistawasis), David Shipley (John Pinney/Alexander Morris/Pin-Striped Man), Njabulo Madlala (Pero's Father)/Chief Ahtukukoo), Nadine Benjamin (Bridget/Emelda - not Nov 26), Marion Newman (Dawn), Tom Randle (Pero's Grandfather)/Councillor/Pay-Pay-See-See-Moo), Meeta Raval (Kadra), Isabelle Peters (Nadine), Simon Crosby Buttle (Michael Holbrook), Parvathi Subbiah (Ensemble), Zwakele Tshabalala (Chief Pee-Ay-Sis), Sian Meinir (Mrs Pinney), Fiona Harrison-Wolfe (Ann Holbrook), Gareth Dafydd Morris (Jim), Sarah-Jane Lewis (Ensemble/Bridget/Emelsa - Nov 26), Joe Roche (Pete), Felix Kemp (Adham), Julian Boyce (Senior Doctor), Natasha Agarwal (Neera)


Author: Will Todd
Lyrics(s): David Pountney, Sarah Woods, Eric Ngalle Charles, Shreya Sen-Handley, Edson Burton, Miles Chambers
Company: Welsh National Opera
Conductor: Matthew Kofi Waldren
Director(s): David Pountney, Abdul Shayek (associate director), Madeleine Kludje (associate director)
Design: Loren Elstein
Costume: April Dalton
Lighting: Zoe Spurr
Sound: Sebastian Frost
Choreographer: Melody Squire (and associate director)
Music: Jasdeep Singh Degun (additional music)
Other: Kim Samuels (Renewal Choir Chorus Master)

Tour details for Migrations 2020 to 2022

Between 2nd October 2022 and 26th November 2022 this tour will visit 5 venues in; Cardiff, Llandudno, Plymouth, Birmingham and Southampton.
Current and future dates only.
This production has been listed in 2 venues since 28th November 2020.

Dates for Migrations (Opera or Operetta) tour

Sun, 2nd October 2022
  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff»

Sat, 29th October 2022
  Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth»

Sat, 12th November 2022
  Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham» - 1 suppliers available

Sat, 26th November 2022
  Mayflower Theatre, Southampton»
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Production: T881274567
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