For one night only next month, the Spread Eagle Theatre will become … an opera house.
Following a successful run at the Grimeborn Festival, Time Zone Theatre’s original take on Mozart and Salieri starts its England Tour in March, including an unplugged version in the intimate, 50-seat Croydon pub theatre, where they will use the whole space as the stage, putting the audience right in the centre of the action.
The opera follows the rumour that musician Antonio Salieri poisoned his rival composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart out of jealousy for his talent.
Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov used a Pushkin short story as his libretto, which also inspired Peter Shaffer’s stage play and film Amadeus.
In a new translation and staged by an award-winning team around stage director Pamela Schermann and musical director Andrew Charity, this original and innovative production will captivate its audience, making us witnesses, if not conspirators, of Salieri’s plan to murder Mozart. And all before the musical genius got round to finishing his requiem, too.
The performance at the Spread Eagle starts at 7.30pm on March 31. Tickets are £10 each. To book, please call 020 8781 1134 or visit www.spreadeaglecroydon.co.uk
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