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GREEK

 01 September 2013 at  

GREEK

Various

United Kingdom

Music Theatre Wales

Music: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Based on the play by Steven Berkoff

Cast

Eddy: Marcus Farnsworth
Dad: Gwion Thomas
Mum: Sally Silver
Wife: Louise Winter

Conductor: Michael Rafferty
Director: Michael McCarthy
Design: Simon Banham
Lighting Design: Ace McCarron

The return of our award-winning production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s first opera, a brilliant and provocative work that exploded onto the stage in 1988.

Based on the play by Steven Berkoff, Greek catapults us into the seedy, boozy East End London world of Eddy and his family.

Inspired by Berkoff’s incendiary combination of poetry, physical theatre and knockabout humour, Turnage had no qualms in tearing up the rule book and producing a ground-breaking contemporary classic: an opera fizzing with high voltage energy and raw emotion.

“blisteringly realised by Music Theatre Wales ... this opera has lost none of its power. All the music’s edges are still razor-sharp, with rap and free jazz cutting into the urban angst and wistful lyricism.” Daily Telegraph

“Marcus Farnsworth is the most convincing Eddy I’ve ever seen; he embodies the anguished, violently truth-seeking youth in a riveting performance. Gwion Thomas is no less engaging as dad, café manager and policemen. And Sally Silver as Eddy’s distraught Mum joins her voice with that of Louise Winter’s sensual Wife to form a two-headed Sphinx of virtuoso terror.” The Times

Tuesday 1 October
Greek
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Friday 4 October
Greek
Town Hall, Birmingham
Monday 21 October
Greek
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London
Tuesday 22 October
Greek
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London
Friday 25 October
Greek
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London
Saturday 26 October
Greek
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London
Tuesday 12 November
Greek
RNCM, Manchester


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