On tour across the South East in September and October 2017

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‘I am particularly pleased to present La Bohème with the Barefoot Opera spirit… that is, with a very young cast and a very 'gypsy' band, to allow this opera, so often predictably staid and performed by stars in their forties, a sense of real youthfulness.’ (Jenny Miller, Director)

Director Jenny Miller is determined to bring a fresh, youthful dimension to this often-staged opera. With an international cast of outstanding young professionals, and Barefoot Opera's fresh, energetic ensemble style, this production promises to inspire and delight. Designer Jane Bruce, continuing her expressive, painterly collaboration with Barefoot Opera, brings a further youthful edge to Puccini's imagined Paris.

Whether you’re a La Bohème devotee, or a complete novice to opera, this should be a production like no other!

DATES AND VENUES

Friday 8th September: 7.30Pm, St Mary In the Castle, Hastings *

Thursday 21st September: Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead

Saturday 23rd September: St Leonards Church, Shoreditch London

Thursday 28th September: St Leonards Church, Shoreditch London * BOOK TICKETS HERE: http://www.barefootopera.com/tickets/la-bohme-bfa63

Saturday 30th September: St Mary In the Castle, Hastings BOOK TICKETS HERE: http://www.barefootopera.com/tickets/la-bohme

Friday 6th October: Ropetackle, Shoreham * BOOK TICKETS HERE https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/events/barefoot-opera-la-boheme/

Friday 13th October: Wooburn Arts Festival, Beaconsfield * BOOK HERE: http://www.wooburn.com/laboheme.html

Saturday 14th October: Wolfson College, Oxford BOOK TICKETS HERE: http://www.barefootopera.com/tickets/la-bohme-oxford-1

CAST

Mimi: Lucy Ashton

Mimi: Sarah Foubert*

Rudolfo: Andrew McGowan

Rudolfo: Laurence Panter*

Musetta: Elaine McDaid*

Musetta: Kayleigh Mcevoy

Colline: Mathew Thistleton

Shaunard: Andrew Sparling

Marcello: Oscar Castellino,

Benoit/Alcindoro: Tim Patrick

Ensemble: Poppy Neame (understudy Mimi)

Ensemble: Danielle Mahailet (understudy Musetta)

More ensemble/ toy seller: John Twitchen (understudy Rudolfo)

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director JENNY MILLER

Musical Director LESLEY ANNE SAMMONS

Designer JANE BRUCE

Costume ANDRAS JACOBS