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May Day is looming, and the small town of Loxford is in chaos. All the potential May Queens are morally unsuitable. Desperate, the locals decide a May King will have to do instead. They choose the blameless Albert Herring, from the greengrocers. He isn't keen, but stuck firmly under his mother's thumb, he'll do what he is told. However, after one rum-laced lemonade at the May Day ceremony, Albert disappears, and even greater chaos ensues. Britten's sharply satiric take on village life makes for a glorious and very English comedy. A revival from the 1985 Festival Production. Sung in English with supertitles. The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Performers Robert Murray (Albert Herring), Miranda Keys (Lady Billows), Susan Gorton (Florence Pike), Amy Freston (Miss Wordsworth), Robert Davies (Mr Gedge), Adrian Thompson (Mr Upfold), Kathleen Wilkinson (Mrs Herring), Lynton Black (Superintendent Budd), Jared Holt (Sid), Julia Riley (Nancy).
Music Britten. Company Glyndebourne on Tour. Company Glyndebourne on Tour Orchestra. Company Glyndebourne Chorus. Conductor Rory Macdonald. Director Peter Hall. Director James Robert Carson (revival director). Design John Gunter. Lighting Keith Benson.

Albert Herring

Albert Herring (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1673450180. Details of all Albert Herring archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1858

Archive Listings

4 Dec 07
to
7 Dec 07
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Inner London
Greater London
29 Nov 07Regent Theatre
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
15 Nov 07Theatre Royal
Norwich
Norfolk
8 Nov 07Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
20 Oct 07
to
26 Oct 07
Glyndebourne
Lewes
East Sussex

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