Monday, 6 March 2017

That Happy Breed - Brexit Opera, at CCA Glasgow

Delighted to announce that my Brexit science-fiction opera "That Happy Breed" plays in Glasgow at the CCA on May 18th, with a cast of locals. Huge thanks to Shireen Taylor at The Hidden Noise for making this happen.

In a not too distant future an isolated Britain survives on an otherwise scorched earth, saved from nuclear misunderstandings by Brexit. "That Happy Breed" is a science-fiction vision of "an island in the moon", adrift on shared history and past glories, visions of empire and sightings of rabbits on the copse. 

Utopia or dystopia? Either way, something is bubbling under the civilised surface of day to day life, and there doesn't seem to be anything anybody can do to stop it.

And the earth itself? It's flat!

"That Happy Breed" is presented with a cast of local people wherever it goes. A large scale community play with songs, music, Morris dancing, marching, a dash of Christmas, and a special appearance by Her Majesty the Queen.

"That Happy Breed" is a commission of Worm, Rotterdam.

Facebook event page for "That Happy Breed" at CCA Glasgow.

Watch the trailer for the original Rotterdam production of the show ...

Watch this flat earth in space for news about further UK productions of this timely parable and a forthcoming publication. Interested in staging it in your town? Get in touch with either yours truly or the good folk of Worm... 

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