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Size Zero Opera and the Ligeti Quartet

Women Box

Women Box is a triple bill of music theatre and opera co-produced by Size Zero Opera and the Ligeti Quartet celebrating the work of female composers through works celebrating the inclusion of Women’s Boxing in the Commonwealth Games, and the rise of the female conductor!

Women Box includes:

Songs for the M8 by Anna Meredith

Training is the Opposite by Jennifer Walshe

Women Conduct by Laura Bowler; libretto by Sam Redway Wells

Size Zero Opera have commissioned Laura J Bowler and Jennifer Walshe to create two new operas for string quartet and mezzo soprano. Through collaborating with the ex Female World Champion Boxer, Cathy ‘The Bitch’ Brown and with emerging female conductors, these works celebrate the varying roles of women in modern society.

Supported by Arts Council, Hinrichensen Foundation, RVW Trust and Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator programme.

Monday – Thursday at 8pm – £15 (£12 concessions)

Recommended for ages 16+

Running time is approximately 1hr straight through with no interval.


Ensemble: Ligeti Quartet
Mezzo-soprano: Laura J Bowler

Associate Director / Director in Residence

Matthew Monaghan

Director (Training is the Opposite)

Jennifer Walshe

Choreographer/Boxing Trainer

Cathy Brown


Ottavia Virzì

Lighting Design

Anthony Arblaster

Sound Design/Thai Chi advisor

Iain Armstrong

Deputy Stage Manager

Bob Watts

Stage Manager

James Parker


Laura J Bowler
Amanda Carrick

Production Manager

Amanda Carrick
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24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646

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