In February 2015 we brought together a group of young people from across Lambeth to create a new piece inspired by the ENO production of Purcell’s The Indian Queen, directed by Peter Sellars.
Working with one another for the first time and with a team of professional artists, the young people created their own response to the opera, exploring themes in the piece that resonated with the group.
The resulting piece included staged extracts of music and text from the opera, interwoven with original music, lyrics, spoken word and dance, reflecting the multi disciplinary nature of the main stage production. A group of young artists from 198 Gallery helped to create the set and costumes.
The project culminated with the young people and their families and friends attending a performance of The Indian Queen at the London Coliseum and meeting members of the company on stage.
Supported by the Woodward Charitable Trust, Shaftesbury PLC and Sue Sheridan OBE.