22 October, 2021 - 24 October, 2021
St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings
Friday 22nd October 7.30PM
Saturday 23rd October 7.30PM
Sunday 24th October 4PM
Composer: ORLANDO GOUGH
Librettist: STEPHEN PLAICE
Director: POLLY GRAHAM
Artistic Director: JENNY MILLER
Conductor: CHRISTOPHER STARK
Assistant conductor: MARK AUSTIN
We invite you to experience our new ‘people’s opera’ BLOOM BRITANNIA, an affectionate, comic opera bringing together influences from folk, pop and jazz. An opera, but not as you know it!
‘A significant contribution to the musical life of our town’Hastings Online Times
- A chorus of local people from Hastings, St. Leonards and Bexhill from across the generations.
- An outstanding professional cast, and an appearance from Glastonbury regular Lekiddo.
- Live music from the Barefoot Band, led by Lesley Anne Sammons, with accordion, violin, double bass, ukulele.
- Singers from Hastings Philharmonic Choir, Sound Waves Community Choir, Opera South East, vocal groups She Choir Hastings, Rattlebag, Now and Then
- Participants from Arts On Prescription and The Seaview Project
- Pupils from Dudley Infants School and The Hastings Academy