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The Fairy Queen: Three Wishes

The Fairy Queen is throwing a huge midsummer night's party. Big. Huge. You’re invited. 
London, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall £15 - £35 (Under 18s half price) Book now

Music, Artists & Performers


Original music by James Redwood with extracts from Purcell’s opera The Fairy Queen

Kirsty Hopkins soprano
Simone Jonetsu Ibbett-Brown
Timothy Dickinson
Adam Courting
James Redwood 
Hazel Gould director

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.

Download and read the programme here The Fairy Queen: Three Wishes programme