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The marigold that goes to bed with the sun

This piece was a response to Ryan Wigglesworth’s new opera The Winter’s Tale and was created by young people working together with professional artists over a series of introductory workshops in schools and youth organisations, and three intensive days in February 2017 half term.

Pivotal moments in Act 1 inspired the group to place Leontes on trial and explore themes in the opera that resonated for them, creating text and songs that considered whether we should always believe the news and how we can make our voices heard when we want to speak out against those who govern us.

Watch this short video about the project

With thanks to our generous supporter Sue Sheridan OBE