#HighStCarmen

When supermarket check-out girl Carmen brazenly flirts with the new security guard Don Jose, much to the confusion and embarrassment of his fiancée Micaela, things get even more complicated as Carmen’s ex-boyfriend turned TikTok celebrity Escamillo also shows up.

Follow our characters’ entangled love stories in this bold contemporary re-imagining of the classic Carmen story for London life today.

Baseless Fabric return to Grimeborn following 2019’s sell-out Die Fledermaus (★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★ The Stage) and their recent Cosi Fan Tutte, which was an Off West End Award Finalist for Best Opera Production. With a re-imagined score for violin, accordion and bassoon by acclaimed young composer Leo Geyer of Bizet’s famous tunes and a colloquial contemporary English libretto by director and librettist Joanna Turner, this daring new production places Bizet’s characters directly on today’s high street. 

 

Creative Team

Leo Geyer – Arranger/MD
Joanna Turner – Director & Librettist
Marina Hadjilouca – Designer
Joe Price  Lighting Designer
Natalia Bogdanova Fight Director
Petros Kourtellaris Associate Designer
Emily Noble – Stage Manager
Emma Peace – ASM

Singers

Felicity Buckland – Carmen (Arcola)
Susannah Horowitz – Carmen (Street Opera)
Jonathan Cooke – Don Jose
Claire Wild – Micaela
Nicholas Morris – Escamillo

Instrumentalists

Leo Geyer – Bassoon
Louisa Till – Violin
Ilona Suomalainen – Accordion

 

 

Performance Dates

Date Time Location Tickets: £12 – £30
Tue 9th Aug  7pm ARCOLA THEATRE
Arcola Theatre, E8 3DL
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Wed 10th Aug  7pm ARCOLA THEATRE
Arcola Theatre, E8 3DL
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Thu 11th Aug  7pm ARCOLA THEATRE
Arcola Theatre, E8 3DL
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Fri 12th Aug  7pm ARCOLA THEATRE
Arcola Theatre, E8 3DL
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Sat 13th Aug  7pm ARCOLA THEATRE
Arcola Theatre, E8 3DL
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Street Opera Dates

Date Time Location FREE
Thu 4th Aug  5 – 6pm COLLIERS WOOD
Starts at: Savacentre/The Qube, SW19 1BY
FREE
Fri 5th Aug  1 – 2pm MITCHAM
Starts at: Outside Morrisons, CR4 2JS
FREE
Fri 5th Aug  5 – 6pm ROEHAMPTON
Starts at: Roehampton Library, SW15 4HD
FREE
Thu 18th Aug  5 – 6pm WANDSWORTH TOWN
Starts at: Southside Shopping Centre, SW18 4TF
FREE
Fri 19th Aug  11 – 12pm POLLARDS HILL
Starts at: Outside New Horizon Centre, CR4 1LT
FREE
Fri 19th Aug  5 – 6pm CLAPHAM JUNCTION
Starts at: Battersea Library, SW11 1JB
FREE
Sat 20th Aug  1 – 2pm RAYNES PARK
Starts at: Outside Waitrose, SW20 0BS
FREE
Sat 20th Aug  5 – 6pm WIMBLEDON
Starts at: Outside Morrisons / Wimbledon Piazza, SW19 1QB
FREE
Sun 21st Aug  1 – 2pm PUTNEY
Starts at: Putney Exchange, SW15 1TW
FREE
Sun 21st Aug  5 – 6pm WIMBLEDON VILLAGE
Starts at: Outside Bayley & Sage, SW19 5EE
FREE

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