OperaUpClose stream Sammy and the Beanstalk

17th December 2020 in News

A new urban fairytale with words by Robin Norton-Hale and music by Rosabella Gregory.
19 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021.

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents a fun, spooky and contemporary Christmas story, told from the perspective of 8-year-old Sammy. They will be drawing inspiration from classic winter tales, both cosy and gothic, as well as opera, theatre and film to create a thrilling story-telling experience, in a wonderfully intimate setting.

Sammy and her dad used to make up stories about giants and mix witches’ potions in the kitchen. But now, something outside is frightening Sammy’s dad and his fear starts to take shape in unsettling, fairy-tale ways. Brambles and vines are creeping up the walls and tapping on the windows to get in. Can Sammy save her dad in time for them to make Mum’s present, before Mum gets home for Christmas?

Sammy and the Beanstalk is aimed at children aged 7+, families and any adult with a sense of fun and wonder.

Tickets cost £5.
Once you buy a ticket for this performance, you’ll be able to watch as many times as you like between 19 Dec – 3 Jan.

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Sammy – Abigail Kelly
Dad – Tom Stoddart

Creative team
Writer & Director – Robin Norton-Hale
Composer – Rosabella Gregory
Production Designer & Illustrator – Anna Bruder
Production Lighting Designer – Joe Price
Filmmaker & Animator – Yuan Hu
Production Stage Manager – Tina Dézart
Dramaturg – Athena Stevens
Music Mixed by – Paul Cartledge
Production Sound Mixer – Nigel Albermaniche
1st Assistant Sound – Lubos Jurik
Camera Assistant – Benoit Grogan-Avignon