Violet

Saturday 13 June 8pm (ends approx 9.30pm, no interval)

From £5.00 to £40.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Saturday 13 June 2020 - 8.00pm

In a muddied nightdress, in a country kitchen, Violet finally smiles. All these years her tired daily routine has been dictated by the inescapable chime of the Clock Tower.

Tick tock. Take your tablets. Tick tock. Husband will be home soon. Until the night she feels time quicken.

An hour disappears.
Each day. Every day.
Like clockwork.
And she’s never felt more alive.

With the townspeople in crisis, can Violet finally escape?

Combining the acclaimed talents of playwright Alice Birch, known for her powerful female- centred writing, and rising star composer Tom Coult, this is opera for now and about now, its theme universal and timeless.

Cast: Elizabeth Atherton, John Graham-Hall, Frances Gregory

London Sinfonietta
Andrew Gourlay conductor

Sung in English with surtitles
World premiere

Music by Tom Coult
Libretto by Alice Birch

Booking opens on Tuesday 18 February at 10am
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Pre-performance talk with members of the creative team
Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape
Tickets Free but please book when booking your tickets to the performance

Violet is co-commissioned and co-produced by Music Theatre Wales, Aldeburgh Festival and Theater Magdeburg.

This event will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Venue Address:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP