West Australian Opera 2021 Brochure

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olour your world with opera. 2021 celebrates the power of sung stories with colourful tales of humour, hope, passion and purpose, that are utterly human. This is a year for joy, rediscovery and reconnection with the arts and with each other. We hope you’re moved, delighted, challenged, and entertained by West Australian Opera 2021.









A FREE EVENT SUPPORTED BY LOTTERYWEST In association with Perth Festival

For 30 years West Australian Opera has presented Opera in the Park, igniting emotions and sharing the splendor of live performance with thousands of Western Australians. In 2021, the company returns to Supreme Court Gardens in a celebration of live performance and reconnection with the community. In a spectacle of Western Australian talent for everyone to enjoy, West Australian Opera is rolling out the stars for this special City of Perth Opera in the Park 30th Anniversary Gala Concert. This iconic, free but ticketed, event in the centre of the city will be held over two nights in the Supreme Court Gardens. Romantic melodies and dramatic ensembles will warm the soul as your heart stirs in the balmy night. Western Australian companies join forces for this special event weekend featuring West Australian Opera principal artists, the West Australian Opera Chorus with the full might of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and part of the 2021 Perth Festival.

SUPREME COURT GARDENS 8pm | Friday 26 February & Saturday 27 February REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED Register for your free tickets at waopera.asn.au

CONDUCTOR Christopher van Tuinen CAST Emma Matthews Sara Macliver Caitlin Cassidy Paul O’Neill Michael Lewis Chelsea Burns Brianna Louwen Chelsea Kluga Matthew Dixon Lachlann Lawton FEATURING West Australian Opera Chorus West Australian Symphony Orchestra DURATION 2 hours and 20 minutes including one interval




A matchmaking barber with more skills than just cutting hair and pulling teeth. A lovelorn Count, in disguise, pursuing desire while a lecherous guardian pursues money. All focused on Rosina, a woman of unique intelligence, charm, and wit. Be immersed in this sweet comedy, filled with humour and hilarity, love and trickery, performed by an extraordinary cast of Australia’s best singers. This opera sets the first of the plays by French author Beaumarchais, the sequel to which we see with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Rossini’s comic masterpiece is brought to vibrant life in Lindy Hume’s energy filled, colourful production that will delight all the senses. New to Perth audiences, this production comes to you from Seattle Opera, New Zealand Opera and Opera Queensland. A Co-Production between Opera Queensland, Seattle Opera and New Zealand Opera This production first premiered on 9th July 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE 7.30pm | 17, 20, 22, 24 April Performance subject to COVID19 restrictions Cast online at waopera.asn.au CONDUCTOR Burhan Güner ORIGINAL DIRECTOR Lindy Hume REVIVAL DIRECTOR Jason Barry-Smith SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Tracy Grant Lord LIGHTING DESIGNER Matthew Marshall FEATURING West Australian Opera Chorus West Australian Symphony Orchestra LANGUAGE Sung in Italian with English Surtitles DURATION 2 hours and 25 minutes including one interval

In association with The University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music


Prepare to be moved by enchanting voices and powerful melody in a season that harnesses the next generation of Western Australian talent. Winthrop Hall will resonate with the wonderful sounds of over 150 student performers in collaboration with West Australian Opera principal artists singing from the stage, galleries and central floor in this immersive music event. Mendelssohn’s heroic work Elijah is an opera in disguise, an Old Testament story that has been performed countless times as a sacred oratorio. Come on the journey through the prophet Elijah’s magnificent story of faith, doubt and miracles. West Australian Opera is proud to collaborate with the UWA Conservatorium of Music to bring this spectacular gem to life with performances from UWA Symphony Orchestra and UWA Symphonic Chorus.

WINTHROP HALL 7.30pm | 14, 15, 16 May Performance subject to COVID19 restrictions Cast online at waopera.asn.au CONDUCTOR Christopher van Tuinen DIRECTOR Patrick Nolan LIGHTING DESIGNER Mark Howett FEATURING UWA Symphony Orchestra UWA Symphonic Chorus LANGUAGE Sung in English DURATION 2 hours and 20 minutes including one interval The audience will be seated in the round and places are limited so please book early for this gem

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA MASCAGNI Love, betrayal and revenge all play out in a quiet village in a rural corner of Italy. Emotions run high as fidelity is tested and hearts broken in this tale that will resonate with you for the powerful raw depictions of everyday life, in all its heartbreaking and beautiful complexities. In a cast that showcases the world class talent of Western Australian artists, Cavalleria rusticana will be paired with Pagliacci, often referred to as ‘Cav & Pag’. This classic one act pairing has often been celebrated as the birth of verismo, a style of music drama, depicting the crude passions of everyday people rather than the exploits of kings, queens and gods.

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE 7.30pm | 17, 20, 22, 24 July Performance subject to COVID19 restrictions Cast online at waopera.asn.au CONDUCTOR Rebecca Lang DIRECTOR Andrew Sinclair SET DESIGNER Shaun Gurton COSTUME DESIGNER Victoria Rowell LIGHTING DESIGNER Donn Byrnes FEATURING West Australian Opera Chorus West Australian Symphony Orchestra LANGUAGE Sung in Italian with English Surtitles DURATION Cav & Pag is 2 hours and 45 minutes including one interval

PAGLIACCI LEONCAVALLO A travelling troupe stage a comedy about a betrayed husband and his beautiful, flirtatious wife. But life runs very close to art in this tale of love, lust and heartbreak, when acting suddenly becomes a very dangerous game… In a classic pairing of the two operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, these stories and the music that surrounds them have become some of the most loved in the world of opera. Caruso’s recording of the aria “Vesti la giubba” was the first single record to sell over a million copies. Featuring a cast that showcases Western Australian artists, this opera will remind you of the trials of the heart, that transcend age, time, and place.

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE 7.30pm | 17, 20, 22, 24 July Performance subject to COVID19 restrictions Cast online at waopera.asn.au CONDUCTOR Rebecca Lang DIRECTOR Andrew Sinclair SET DESIGNER Shaun Gurton COSTUME DESIGNER Victoria Rowell LIGHTING DESIGNER Donn Byrnes FEATURING West Australian Opera Chorus West Australian Symphony Orchestra LANGUAGE Sung in Italian with English Surtitles DURATION Cav & Pag is 2 hours and 45 minutes including one interval


Based on the true story of Tupaia, a Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook on the Endeavour, this beautiful and haunting work explores the 1769 meeting of two master mariners, each from a vastly different place and culture, both proud of their knowledge and unwavering in their ambition. The opera delves into the minds of these two navigators of genius and the gulf of belief that, despite their common love of the sea and thirst for exploration, stops them from finding their way into each other’s world. Set sail on this journey and let the music lift you up to the stars. Star Navigator is a new work composed by Tim Finn with Tahitian monologues by Celestine Vaite. Originally commissioned by West Australian Opera, New Zealand Opera and Victorian Opera and supported by the state government of Western Australia.

PERTH CONCERT HALL 7.30pm | 13 August Performance subject to COVID19 restrictions Cast online at waopera.asn.au COMPOSER AND LYRICIST * Tim Finn CONDUCTOR Christopher van Tuinen ARRANGEMENT AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC Tom McLeod TAHITIAN MONOLOGIST Célestine Hitiura Vaite FEATURING West Australian Symphony Orchestra West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chorus LANGUAGE Sung in English and Tahitian DURATION 1 hour and 30 minutes, no interval *Additional lyrics by Gary Henderson



HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE 6.30pm & 3pm | 2, 5, 6 October Performance subject to COVID19 restrictions Cast online at waopera.asn.au


COMPOSERS Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Aliwa yeyi! (look out!) Feathers will fly in this cautionary tale.

DIRECTOR Matt Reuben James Ward

Koolbardi the Magpie and Wardong the Crow are two very proud, vain, jealous brothers. Watch as their cunning, their rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion. Set on Noongar Boodja (the south west corner of Western Australia), we invite you to join us for a journey back to the Nyittiny, the time of Creation, where love, loyalty, betrayal and jealousy are all stretched to their limits. Because pride always comes before the fall. Award winning songwriters and storytellers, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse weave magic in a world first, brought to life under the deft direction of Matt Reuben James Ward. Experience the incredible beauty of the language of this land, as this production promises to delight audiences of all ages.


FEATURING WA Young Voices WA Youth Orchestra LANGUAGE Sung in Noongar with English Surtitles DURATION 60 minutes, no interval Koolbardi wer Wardong is a Wesfarmers Arts Commission All music composed by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse © 2020 Wanjoo Pty Ltd. All rights administered by Perfect Pitch Music Publishing (APRA), on behalf of Wanjoo Pty Ltd, All rights reserved. Used by permission.



A comedy of servants and masters changing places, pageboys playing at soldiers, ruined flowerbeds and night time trysts form the backdrop to some of the most beautiful music ever written. This work celebrates one idea, that true love is life’s most valuable gift and should be nurtured, cherished and fought for. Mozart’s masterpiece picks up the story sometime after the events of The Barber of Seville and this time it is Figaro’s turn to find love, however his fiancée, Susanna, is being pursued by the Count, much to the dismay of the Countess. This is a work of charm, wit and beauty, presented in a new production, directed by Patrick Nolan and conducted by Christopher van Tuinen. An Opera Queensland production. This production premieres on 15th July 2021 in Brisbane, Australia

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE 7.30pm | 23, 26, 28, 30 October Performance subject to COVID19 restrictions Cast online at waopera.asn.au CONDUCTOR Christopher van Tuinen DIRECTOR Patrick Nolan SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Marg Horwell LIGHTING DESIGNER Bernie Tan-Hayes FEATURING West Australian Opera Chorus West Australian Symphony Orchestra LANGUAGE Sung in Italian with English Surtitles DURATION 2 hours and 50 minutes including one interval

Helen Carroll, Wesfarmers Arts Manager.


ARTISTS West Australian Opera’s Wesfarmers Arts Young Artist program provides a world-class mentorship experience for Western Australia’s most talented young artists. The program offers regular coaching, masterclasses with experienced artists, workshops and performance opportunities designed to develop skills and stagecraft. The support of Wesfarmers Arts and the Bendat family over many years has seen graduates build successful careers on opera stages both locally, nationally and internationally. We congratulate the 2021 Wesfarmers Arts Young Artists Chelsea Burns, Brianna Louwen, Chelsea Kluga, Matthew Dixon, Lachlann Lawton, Adrian Soares and Leanne Puttick.



West Australian Opera is committed to bringing opera to all Western Australians. Our Opera in the Regions program increases accessibility and participation in opera and enables all community members to experience this artform. Join us for one of our regional performances and let the combination of soaring arias and extraordinary voices create a full experience with unparalleled power to move. In 2021, you can experience the magic of opera through: Performances in iconic West Australian locations Concerts in regional venues Touring seasons Regional education school tours To find out what’s on visit waopera.asn.au

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If 2020 taught us anything, it is to cherish what is close to us. And yet, for a global village of opera professionals this has meant separation from audiences, colleagues, music & drama. Fortunately for WAO, while we lost a major part of our season (and the associated activity that goes with it), we’ve been spared the length of disruption to the artform still being felt elsewhere. We’re also blessed with an innovative team who moved online and into the Ghost Light with the aplomb of seasoned Film and TV content producers. None of which could have happened without the support of our audiences, the artists, funding bodies, sponsors, donors, and our board who stood by us through this time. So, the 2021 Season is a product of all these events, it celebrates the joy of live performance while keeping connected with our new digital friends. It reinforces our long-standing policies to cast with WA artists first, to give emerging artists opportunities to grow, and to work with a wide range of diverse communities. WAO 2021 will celebrate a milestone for Opera in the Park, will see two new productions for Perth involving a man called Figaro, will launch collaborations with the tertiary sector and regional communities, visit the heartland of Italian verismo, watch our star navigator set sail, and show respect for the oldest continuous living culture by presenting the first indigenous opera performed in Noongar. We hope you’re moved, delighted, challenged, and entertained by WAO 2021.

We cherish those near and far, celebrating a return to live performance and new connections

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West Australian Opera’s 2021 program is a celebration of Western Australian talent, with reconnection and joy at the very heart of our offerings. I am always delighted to see the annual return of the free family event City of Perth Opera in the Park, a summertime favourite that celebrates its 30th anniversary in February 2021 with two special gala concert performances. It’s wonderful to see a new Wesfarmers Arts Commission of Koolbardi wer Wardong, (the Magpie and the Crow) which is an opera for young people to be performed in Noongar and

I applaud the company’s supporters and especially Principal Partner Wesfarmers Arts

written by our brilliant local artists Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse. The 2021 program is filled with diverse stories, superb Western Australian talent and rich collaborations. More than ever the arts need the support of their communities, particularly as we navigate this COVID19 environment together. I applaud the company’s supporters and especially Wesfarmers Arts who have for many years taken a leadership position in supporting the arts in Western Australia and who are West Australian Opera’s Principal Partner.

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In 2021 we can look forward to the return of live performance with a variety of works from grand opera in His Majesty’s Theatre, to the magnificent outdoor regional concerts in our beautiful Western Australian locations. Western Australian Opera deepens its investment in local artists, young talent and emerging creatives, with a program that celebrates Western Australia. The City of Perth Opera in the Park is a highlight each summer and with the support of Lotterywest, the company will present A Gala Concert in celebration of the 30 years of Opera in the Park. In the regions the company will tour Education and Community outreach programs and work with local youth choirs and adult singers as part of the company’s commitment to nurturing new talent. On stage in the city you can expect some of opera’s greatest works including The Barber of Seville, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, The Marriage of Figaro as well as the premiere of two of our commissions including Star Navigator (Tim Finn OBE) at Perth Concert Hall and Koolbardi wer Wardong (Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse) at His Majesty’s Theatre. The McGowan Government is proud to support West Australian Opera and I wish the company every success. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2021 season of West Australian Opera.

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It is our dream to share the power of opera with as many Western Australians as we can

Presenting opera is possible only with the support of our partners and donors, patrons and government. We are both fortunate and proud to benefit from the leadership in this area by Principal Partner Wesfarmers Arts, who have been the foundation of our partnership portfolio for many years and who have renewed for a further five years, a magnificent contribution in these COVID19 times. I acknowledge and thank the Federal Government for the support it provides through the Australia Council, the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest, and local government through the City of Perth and Healthway with the message Act Belong Commit. The Board, management, company, artists and I are grateful to our patrons and the broader opera family who continue to offer enormous moral and financial support as we navigate the COVID19 environment together. We are excited to present you with the 2021 season and we know you will understand that we continue to work under challenging conditions which may mean that we need to vary or cancel a performance or season. This is a program filled with diverse stories that celebrate Western Australian talent, local connections and journeys of joy and self-discovery. We are proud to innovate the way in which our company seeks to share opera in our State and we are thrilled to return to the stage. We also invite you to connect via our digital channels that will feature live streamed concerts & performances, virtual classes and bespoke operatic content for your enjoyment.

Andrew McKinnon in association with West Australian Opera presents

JOSEPH CALLEJA The Maltese Tenor

Blessed with a golden-age voice which inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, Joseph Calleja is a superstar at all the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. His extensive discography includes a thrilling Verdi album and a hugely popular tribute to Mario Lanza, whilst his performance of Puccini’s famous ‘Nessun dorma’ at The Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall was nothing short of electrifying. In this, his eagerly anticipated debut Australian tour, the Maltese born lyric tenor described as the young Pavarotti will be joined by two of Australia’s best loved artists, soprano Amelia Farrugia, who is also of Maltese heritage, and internationally acclaimed pianist Piers Lane, in an unforgettable performance.

PERTH CONCERT HALL Wednesday 1st September 2021 – 7:30pm Image: © DECCA / Simon Fowler

Premium single ticket – $169 Premium WA Opera subscriber – $149

A reserve single ticket – $139 A reserve WA Opera subscriber – $129

Bookings: perthconcerthall.com.au (08) 9231 9999

B reserve single ticket – $99 B reserve WA Opera subscriber – $89

The arts enrich our lives, bringing us moments of joy and connecting us with our humanity We invite you to colour your world with opera. There is much evidence to support our belief that the arts enrich our lives, bringing us moments of joy and sharing important stories that connect us with our humanity. As we navigate COVID19, there has never been a greater need for the power of the arts to reconnect us to our community, rewire our hearts and paint fresh colours of hope. Our dream is to speak to the heart through the human voice. We share the joy of music through opera and the powerful stories opera tells. We are uniquely and proudly Western Australian and we bring audiences and artists together to celebrate sung stories that are relevant to our people, time and places. The 2021 program is filled with works that embody our vision. From local cast who will bring the match-making Barber of

Seville to life, to the hundreds of local students from the University of Western Australian who will perform in Elijah, to the new Wesfarmers Arts Commission Koolbardi wer Wardong, a story unique to Noongar Boodja and to a very special commission which I am proud will be presented in Perth after several years of commissioning and workshopping, Star Navigator by Tim Finn OBE. We look forward to welcoming you to the theatre in 2021 while noting that everything may be a little different as we keep your health and safety at the forefront. We appreciate your ongoing support and patronage as we continue to work in this new world with colourful optimism, bold and fresh programming and casting from Chris van Tuinen and, of course, glorious music. My thanks to our team of staff and colleagues who give their all to bringing our works to life for you.

2021 NATIONAL TOUR Carmen is the femme fatale you can’t forget. In Bizet’s famous opera, she sings her sensual Habanera and lures Don José into her world. He gives up everything to follow her. But Carmen’s wandering eye has already found a new lover: the dashing bullfighter Escamillo. Don José’s jealousy is fierce. Escamillo’s passion is strong. In a gripping finale, Carmen must face her fate. Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with Opera Australia’s singers, live chamber orchestra and a children’s chorus drawn from the local community. This new production includes gorgeous sets and vintage-inspired costumes.You can hear classics such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song just as Bizet meant them — loud, live and completely unamplified.

Carmen 2021 tour dates and venues for Western Australia to be announced at opera.org.au/carmen-tour NATIONAL TOUR PARTNERS LEADING PARTNER







VICE REGAL PATRON Governor, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC

Executive Director Carolyn Chard AM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Andrew Pascoe, Chairman Catherine Ferrari, Deputy Chair Janet Barnes Anthony Gianotti Christiaan Heyning Darren Lewsen Ingrid O’Brien Jan Stewart

Music Director Christopher van Tuinen

PATRON Dr Jack Bendat AM CitWA HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS Dario Amara Richard Bonynge AC CBE Terry Bowen Julie Bishop Frank Cooper AO Erich Fraunschiel Colin Goddard Francis Landels Bruce Martin AM Margaret McManus Dr Richard Mills AM Annie Patrick Marilyn Phillips Vincent A Warrener AM KHS Warwick Hemsley PATRON WESFARMERS ARTS YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM Emma Matthews West Australian Opera acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the traditional custodians of this land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Casting and information correct at the time of publication but may be subject to amendments.Performances will be subject to COVID restrictions.

Production Manager Mandy Farmer Accountant Debbie Byrnes Financial Accountant Trish Wyn Jones Artistic Administrator Kate Larkins Education Manager Terasa Letizia Development Manager Coralie Bishop Marketing Manager Danielle Barlow Development Coordinator Catherine Power Marketing Coordinator Holly Langford-Smith Brand Activation Daniele Foti-Cuzzola CRM Coordinator Rachel Sait Stage Manager Karen Farmer Music Librarian Allison Fyfe

THANK YOU Andrew Pascoe, WAO Chair

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE ($10,000+) Dr Robert Larbalestier Anonymous (1) PRINCIPAL PATRONS ($5,000+) Dr Jack Bendat AM CitWA Catherine Ferrari Dr Dennis Hayward Warwick Hemsley The Robert Kimpton Family Annie & Neil Patrick Dr Peter Simpson OAM Richard Tarala & Lyn Beazley AO Joyce Westrip OAM Anonymous (1) BENEFACTORS ($2,500+) Neil Archibald & Alan R Dodge AM Dr Fiona Bettenay Eleanor John Francis Landels Patrick Lilburne Dr Bryant Macfie Tessa Tieleman Michael & Helen Tuite Joyce Young SUPPORTERS ($1,000+) Gaysie Atkinson Betty Barker Dr Peter & Mrs Rae Breidahl Joan Carney Helen Carroll Frank Cooper AO Peter & Christene Dalla Riva Lorraine Ellard T & E Gerner Kathryn Hogan & Graham Droppert Ulrich & Gloria Kunzmann

Ross & Fran Ledger Bill Reid Len & Sue Roberts-Smith Kerry Sanderson Glenice Shephard Kim & Keith Spence Stephen & Janet Thackray Agatha Van Der Schaaf Karen Venard Yannis Vrodos Dr Chris & Mrs Vimala Whitaker Anonymous (8) FRIENDS ($500+) Tom Aram Cathy Bardon & Bob Cassie Dr Colin Binns & Dr Mi Kyung Lee David Black Lynne Burford Publicity Christine Burson Carolyn Chard AM Dr Douglas Clifford Michelle Edwards Sue Foster Rosemary Grigg & Peter Flanigan Cecilia Hastings Ian & Sue Hobson Sue Joubert Jock & Jennifer Laurie Infinite Consulting Group Anthony & Suzanne Maple-Brown Kay Ripp The Sherwood Family Julie Simpson Margaret Stockton Diana Warnock & the late Bill Warnock Dr Peter Winterton Alison Woodman Anonymous (5)

YOUNG LEADERS CIRCLE Thank you to all our donors who support us and help us create and present world-class opera in Western Australia. YOUNG LEADERS CIRCLE PARTNER Herbert Smith Freehills YOUNG LEADERS CIRCLE Program Ambassador – Yannis Vrodos SPECIAL THANK YOU Thank you to all the people who donated the value of their tickets to cancelled performances during COVID19. Your generosity during this difficult time was greatly appreciated. ANDREW AND NICOLA FORREST The generous gift of FMG shares is testament to the Forrest’s commitment to a strong and vibrant arts sector in Western Australia. BEL CANTO FUND Thanks to the leadership donors of the Bel Canto Fund BEQUEST CIRCLE Anita & James Clayton Lorraine Ellard Ailsa West Anonymous (5)


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


The James Galvin Foundation

McCusker Charitable Foundation


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PACKAGES & SEATING We are operating in a COVID19 environment. This means:

We are planning to present events where physical distancing may be required.

We are unable to guarantee your preferred seats in 2021 due to distancing measures which require a significant revision of seating plans to keep audiences safe.

We expect demand for tickets will be high and we encourage you to book as soon as you can to access seats in the preferred area of the theatre during the priority presale window.

We will endeavor to present the events and activities within this brochure; however, we will be operating as per COVID19 restrictions and conditions may change rapidly. More information, visit WA Government COVID19 website wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

ACCESSIBILITY Audio Description and Tactile Tours

Audio Description captures the visual elements of the performance by describing the “unheard” aspects for patrons who are blind or vision impaired. Audio described performances will have a pre-show tactile tour. The tour allows patrons to explore the costumes and stage set. Please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets to reserve your place for Audio Description and Tactile Tour.



Thursday 22 April

Thursday 22 July

Audio Description 7.30pm

Audio Description 7.30pm



His Majesty’s Theatre Tactile Tour 6pm

His Majesty’s Theatre Tactile Tour 6pm




His Majesty’s Theatre Thursday 28 October Tactile Tour 6pm

Audio Description 7.30pm


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