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The Miller’s Wife

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Set in the beautiful surroundings of north-east Essex, The Miller’s Wife is an enticing new opera sung in English, with memorable melodies and potent arias enhanced by warm romantic orchestration that has echoes of Puccini with a modern twist.

Bill Marner the miller has always wanted a child of his own but his wife Winnie is too infirm to bear children. So, he decides to have a child with her carer Maude, who is also his mistress. Forced to flee from the village, Bill and his son William do not return for nearly twenty years. But when they do Bill wants to take his own life when he discovers that William is not his son after all. So, will a secret that has been kept for nearly twenty years save William’s plans to marry Maude’s daughter Jessie and ultimately Bill’s life?

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GRIMEBORN OPERA FESTIVAL

Opera returns to Arcola Theatre with an expanded Grimeborn Festival, once again featuring a mix of new works with classics and rarely performed works. Now in its seventh year, Grimeborn is dedicated to celebrating the world of Opera while also making it accessible to both new and established audiences.

Grimeborn is bigger than ever before. This year’s festival will take place in both Studios, allowing each production to add more performances. Additionally, there will be a few one-off concerts and operas on selected dates.

“Grimeborn Opera is in serious danger
of becoming a bit of an institution”

Andrew Clements, The Guardian

FESTIVAL MULTI-BUY DISCOUNTS

2 OPERA OFFER

Buy 2 dates in the same booking for only £27 (£13.50 per performance)

3 OPERA OFFER

Buy 3 dates in the same booking for only £36 (£12 per performance)

Offers available online or by phone using one of the following codes:

2 Opera Offer code = OPERA2

3 Opera offer code = OPERA3

terms and conditions: The 2 Opera offer excludes one-off performances. These offers cannot be combined with any other offer. Both two and three date offer tickets must be booked in the same booking to receive discount, no retrospective discounts available. Any tickets purchased as part of this offer and subsequently changed to another date will be upgraded to full price in addition to a transaction fee. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Are you a regular Grimeborn visitor? An opera lover? Then join our new Grimeborn Funders Circle. Get invitations to the annual Grimeborn reception, ticket deals and other discounts, plus opportunities to meet the participating artists and sit in on rehearsals. Annual membership starts at £50. [Click here](http://www.arcolatheatre.com/support-2/grimeborn-funders-circle) for more information.

8pm

Tickets: £15 (£12 concessions)

Please note there is not a performance of The Miller’s Wife on 15 August

Valid for use with Arcola Passport

Cast

Owain Browne
Clara Kanter
Susan Jiwey
Margaret Cooper
Cheyney Kent
Tamsin Dalley
Lindsay Bramley
William Morgan
Eleanor Ross
Stella Woodman

Text

Mike Christie

Direction

Matthew Gould
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