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In the Locked Room & Ghost Patrol

Scottish Opera / Huw Watkins / Stuart MacRae

Presented as a double bill, these two short operas explore the capacity of the mind to shape our lives, whether through the potency of imagination or the overwhelming power of memories

A closed door sparks an obsession so strong that the boundaries between reality and fantasy begin to blur. A modern day bar where three people who are trying to escape their past collide, uncovering a terrible secret and unleashing inevitable tragedy.

Presented as a double bill, these two short operas explore the capacity of the mind to shape our lives, whether through the potency of imagination or the overwhelming power of memories. Composers Huw Watkins and Stuart MacRae hail from a generation who are rapidly establishing themselves amongst the leading composers in the UK. Huw Watkins teams up with multi award-winning poet David Harsent and Stuart MacRae with acclaimed crime novelist Louise Welsh to bring these evocative tales to the stage.

Co-commissioned and co-produced by Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales.

Language
Sung in English with English supertitles

In the Locked Room & Ghost Patrol World Premieres

Scottish Opera

Michael Rafferty Conductor

In the Locked Room

Huw Watkins Libretto by David Harsent

Based on a short story by Thomas Hardy

Michael McCarthy Director

 

Ghost Patrol

Stuart MacRae Libretto by Louise Welsh

Matthew Richardson Director

30 August 2012

  • Traverse Theatre
  • 130 minutes
  • £25

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