irrational theatre

Gianni Schicchi / Pagliacci

Directed by: Paula Chitty

Fresh from their smash-hit season at the White Bear, irrational theatre present a brand new double bill at Grimeborn 2016.

Gianni Schicchi: Puccini’s comic masterpiece, newly translated and adapted. A death, a will, a scheming family and an hour of comic fun, set to a sublime score. Includes the famous aria ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ (‘Oh My Beloved Father’): one of the most popular in all of opera, and featured in films including A Room with a View.

Performed in English.

Pagliacci: Leoncavallo’s greatest opera, freshly adapted and accessible. In this thrilling and gritty tale, based on a real life murder case, Salvador Dali meets The Tiger Lillies with a lesbian twist. Take care as reality crosses into the imaginary, and comedy into unexpected tragedy.

Performed in Italian with English subtitles.