Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales’s The Devil Inside is nominated in the Achievement in Opera category at the UK Theatre Awards 2016.
The new full-length opera, created by critically acclaimed novelist Louise Welsh and renowned composer Stuart MacRae, had its world premiere in Scotland in January before touring the UK and to Toronto, Canada.
Co-commissioned and co-produced by Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales, The Devil Inside continued the creative partnership of Welsh and MacRae, which began with the 15-minute opera Remembrance Day (2009), as part of Scottish Opera’s Five: 15 Operas Made in Scotland project. Their second collaboration for Scottish Opera was the South Bank Sky Arts Award-winning and Olivier Award nominated Ghost Patrol (2012).
In the Achievement in Opera category, The Devil Inside is up against The Royal Opera and Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s 4.48 Psychosis and Welsh National Opera’s Figaro Gets a Divorce and In Parenthesis.
The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour outstanding achievement in regional theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The 2016 Awards will be presented on Sunday 9 October at Guildhall, London.