A character torn between the conventional and the visionary. A wilful, hard working fisherman wanting to earn respect but cast out after the suspicious death of his apprentice. And then a second apprentice falls to his death. Revival of 2006 productionPerformers Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Peter Grimes), Giselle Allen (Ellen Orford), Robert Hayward (Captain Balstrode), Yvonne Howard (Auntie), Jennifer France (Niece 1), Aoife O'Sullivan (Niece 2), Mark Le Brocq (Bob Boles), Dean Robinson (Swallow), Rebecca De Pont Davies (Mrs Sedley), Iain Paton (Revd Horace Adams), Benedict Nelson (Ned Keene), Stephen Richardson (Hobson - exclu. Oct 26/Nov 9).
Author Benjamin Britten. Company Opera North. Conductor Jac Van Steen (not Oct 26). Conductor Martin Pickard (Oct 26). Director Phyllida Lloyd. Design Anthony Ward. Lighting Paule Constable. Choreographer Kate Flatt (original choreographer). Choreographer Tim Claydon (revival choreographer).