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Clocks 1888: the greener

directed by Dominic Hingorani with music by Martin Ward

Produced by Brolly Productions

Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street London E81JEJ, Overground to Hackney Central, Buses 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277, www.hackneyempire.co.uk

www.hackneyempire.co.uk/4838/shows/brolly-presents-clocks-1888-the-greener.html

“The clock runs the East End… n’ I run the clock.”

A brilliant young migrant girl is single-handedly running the towering clock that is the beating heart of the East End in 1888. When she is discovered by a gentleman explorer they are forced to choose between the worlds they know or each other. Brolly’s epic new opera tells a powerful story of love and survival that takes the audience on an extraordinary journey into the visually stunning animated world of the clock.

The director is Dominic Hingorani and designer is Rachana Jadhav. Keisha Atwell plays the Greener and the cast includes Patricia Rozario. Keisha Atwell has been in many West End musicals including ‘Memphis’, ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’, directed by Michael Grandage.

Patricia Rozario's operatic highlights include Ilia Idomeneo for Glyndebourne, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at Aix-en-Provence and Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito for Opèra de Lyon. Her extensive discography includes major works by John Tavener, Arvo Pärt and Roxanna Panufnik ‘Dance of Life’. Dickon Gough (Coster) credits include the Royal Opera House chorus for Guillaume Tell and Carmen in 2015. He has been in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Holland Park; and was Masetto/Commendatore in Don Giovanni (Opera della Luna National Tour).

Adam Temple-Smith (Author) made his professional debut in the chorus of Garsington Opera’s Death in Venice 2015 where he also covered the role of Hotel Porter. On the concert platform, During his time at the RNCM, Adam was a finalist in the 2012 Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers and was awarded The Pamela Hart Prize. Adam has performed various works including Handel’s Messiah, Cleon in Gluck’s L’ivrogne Corrige, and Lysander in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The composer is Martin Ward. His dance-theatre shows, in collaboration with choreographer/director Will Tuckett; include The Wind in the Willows (2002); Pinocchio (2005) and Faeries (2008) for the Royal Opera House; Timecode (2005) and Stargazer (with Morgann Runacre-Temple, 2012) for the Royal Ballet; and The Canterville Ghost (2006) for the English National Ballet. ‘Wind In The Willows’ at the Duchess Theatre won an Olivier Award in 2014.

Wed 20 - Fri 22 April 7.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours
Tickets: £20.00 - £10.00
Box Office: 0208 985 2424

14 April 2016