PLEASE NOTE: Finding Butterfly takes place at Limehouse Town Hall.
Guerilla opera-makers The Wedding Collective revisit Madame Butterfly, one of the most hauntingly beautiful operas ever made.
In a country ravaged by war and destruction a young man returns home, searching through the rubble for memories of his mother, a beautiful geisha called Cio-Cio-San but known to the world as Butterfly.
Torn away from his Japanese homeland and brought up in America, Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, Jr. is forced to confront his true heritage as well as his father’s monstrous act of betrayal.
Sung by a cast of professional opera singers and using Puccini’s original score, Finding Butterfly picks up where the original masterpiece ended, tracing Butterfly’s final tragic steps and and featuring the best known and loved arias from one of the most iconic works in the opera canon.
Performed as an operatic, site specific play by The Wedding Collective in Limehouse Town Hall, with words in English and an Italian libretto. Score by Andrew Charity (Olivier award winning La Boheme)
Wed 3 Oct (preview), £10
Thu 4 – Sat 6 Oct – Seated £15 / £12.50, Standing £10
Wed 10 – Sat 13 Oct – Seated £20 / £17.50, Standing £15
Wed 17 Oct – Sat 20 Oct – Seated £25 / £22.50, Standing £15
‘*Beautifully sung, musically magical and totally accessible even to those who might not be opera regulars.*’
British Theatre Guide on The Wedding Collective’s The Secret Consul
‘A burningly intense atmosphere: real theatre, well-suited to its mysteriously seedy setting.’
Independent on The Wedding Collective’s The Secret Consul