Past productions

Our Composers in Residence. L-R: Alex Patterson, Anna Appleby, Litha Efthymiou, Ella Jarman-Pinto, Bushra El-Turk

Britten's Canticles inspired choruses

(2017)

Photo: Lorena Mossa

Uma Só Voz

(2016)

'The spotlights of the world are on Rio, but there is a huge mass of people who are being ignored. They are human beings. That's our message'

CBC

The Passion

(2016)

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'Solid evidence that social outreach need not exist solely at the fringes of the arts'

The Stage

People Watch

(2015)

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‘The cast’s inspiring sense of purpose glows in their committed, impressive performance'

Bachtrack
Image by David Caines

To the Silkwood Tree

(2015)

Image by David Caines

The River Keeper

(2014)

'This was my first opera and I thought the performers and musicians were all fantastic – it takes courage to stand on stage'

Audience member

The Answer to Everything

(2013)

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'The satire was broad, the passion tangible as professional and amateur performers from London, Newcastle, Gateshead and Middlesbrough, many of them with experience of homelessness, explored the dreamworlds of corporate delegates, cleaners and health and safety managers.'

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The Indepedent on Sunday, Anna Picard

With One Voice

(2012)

'The first time that homeless people have been given a platform at an Olympic Games'

The Guardian, Charlotte Higgins

Fables - A Film Opera

(2010)

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'The mix of skilled professionals and characterful amateurs... live performance and video, is fascinating'

The Times
My Secret Heart artwork

My Secret Heart

(2008)

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'Mesmersing… inspired and inspiring'

Erica Jeal, The Guardian

Critical Mass

(2007)

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'Refined theatricality… electrifying… great theatre'

Evening Standard

Whirlwind

(2006)

'An impassioned performance from the homeless and ex-homeless cast'

Independent on Sunday

Rückert Lieder

(2005)

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'Streetwise Opera teases, surprises, takes risks, and tackles the unexpected… it sends you home enriched'

The Independent

Time Flows

(2004)

'Delightful… hilarious… admirable and inspiring enterprise'

The Stage

A Ceremony of Carols

(2003)

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'Astonishing and memorable... Invisible people, seen and heard centre-stage'

New York Times
The Canticles at Westminster Abbey, 2002

The Canticles

(2002)

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'Truly awe-inspiring... Musically the performances were superb'

The Times