Welcome to The Magical Forest. As you make your way through it you’ll soon discover that the journey to The Fairy Queen’s Party is not a straightforward path. Strange things happen all around as sprites and pixies enchant and trick, but the only real obstacle is ourselves.
Following on from The Moon Hares in 2022 we return with another family opera created in collaboration with communities from around the UK. Composer James Redwood and writer Hazel Gould transform Henry Purcell’s Shakespeare-inspired 1692 opera into a magical new adventure for the whole family.
This reimagining of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen is about wishes that come true, and what happens when they do, as we learn about friendship, love and telling the truth.
Part of Southbank Centre Season 2023/24.