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VenueHall for Cornwall
From5th December 1999
To5th December 1999
What is currently on at Hall for Cornwall (V1183)

The Murder of Charlotte Dymond

Bodmin, 1844 and Charlotte Dymond is murdered in cold blood. Someone must hang for it - but who? Pascoe and Hill's haunting opera explores a tale of murder, jealousy and betrayal that shattered a once peaceful Cornish community. Matthew Weeks was tried for the murder and 20,000 Cornishmen travelled to Bodmin jail to see him hang. But when researching the murder in 1978, Pat Munn, a Cornish academic and historian, sifted through the evidence and made some alarming discoveries. Influenced by her book and the BBC documentary which followed, Pascoe and Hill have created a powerful opera, which questions Weeks' guilt, whilst also pointing the finger of blame elsewhere. A miscarriage of justice? The Murder of Charlotte Dymond promises to fuel the debate which continues to divide opinion after 150 years.
Music Russell Pascoe
Lyrics Christopher William Hill

Archive :: production:T322929339, opera or operetta:S502131682, venue:V1183

Production details

World Premiere - Russell Pascoe and Christopher William Hill have created a mysterious new opera based on the true story.


Company Music Theatre Kernow
Conductor David Frost
Director Clare Prenton
Design Ruth Patton
Lighting Adam Crosthwaite
Company The Cornish Sinfonia
Performer Suzanne Manuell (mezzo-soprano)
Performer Helen Astrid (soprano)
Performer Deryck Hamon (bass baritone)
Performer Mark Jacques (baritone)

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