Stuart MacRae & Louise Welsh

Anthropocene

World premiere

Theatre Royal

Glasgow

Thu 24 Jan to Sat 26 Jan

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King's Theatre

Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jan to Sat 2 Feb

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The award-winning team behind 2016’s five-star The Devil Inside returns with a gripping new work.

In the frozen Arctic wastelands, an expeditionary team of scientists becomes trapped. Tensions rise and relationships crumble; and then something appears, out of the ice…

This fourth collaboration between composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh, a hugely successful partnership initially born of Five:15 – Operas Made in Scotland, promises a night of unrelenting dramatic tension and superb storytelling.

'Sizzles with energy...It is one of the most interesting, well sung and well produced pieces of opera that has ever been seen on the Scottish Stage'
Opera Britannia on The Devil Inside, 2016

Director Matthew Richardson once again teams up with designer Samal Blak to bring MacRae and Welsh’s work to the stage. They are joined by a superb ensemble cast including former Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Jennifer France, fast making a name for herself as a contemporary music specialist, Scottish soprano Jeni Bern and Stephen Gadd (Flight 2018). Stuart Stratford conducts. Performances in Glasgow and Edinburgh are followed by a transfer to London.

Running time approx. 2 hours 20 mins

Sung in English with English supertitles

 

Supported by John S Cohen Foundation

Cast & Creative Team

Ice
Jennifer France

Professor Prentice
Jeni Bern

Charles
Stephen Gadd

Miles
Benedict Nelson

Harry King
Mark Le Brocq

Captain Ross
Paul Whelan

Vasco
Anthony Gregory

Daisy
Laura Zigmantaite

Conductor
Stuart Stratford

Director
Matthew Richardson

Set & Costume Designer
Samal Blak

Lighting Designer
Matthew Richardson

Movement
Jenny Ogilvie

Theatre Royal Glasgow
24 • 26 Jan 7.15pm

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
31 Jan • 2 Feb 7.15pm

Hackney Empire, London
7 • 9 Feb 7.30pm

 

Access

If you are visually impaired, you can enjoy the full opera experience with live commentary that describes the action on stage without compromising the music. Free touch tours including the set, props and costumes are also available before the show.

Touch Tours

Glasgow
Sat 26 Jan, 6pm

Edinburgh
Sat 2 Feb, 6pm

Audio Described

Glasgow
Sat 26 Jan, 7.15pm

Edinburgh
Sat 2 Feb, 7.15pm

Contact the box office at your local venue to book – tickets should be booked at least two weeks in advance. Discounts available. Touch tours only available to audio-description bookers. Guide dogs welcome. Find out more.

Get Closer

Widen your opera experience with a pre-show talk, or try an hour long taster that gives you an insight into our operas and how they are created.

Pre-show Talk

Glasgow
Sat 26 Jan, 6pm

Edinburgh
Sat 2 Feb, 6pm

Tickets for Opera Unwrapped are just £5. Pre-show talks are free but should be reserved by calling the box office at your chosen venue. Find out more.