1930s Paris: charismatic songstress Yvette Pépin has cajoled the guitar virtuoso, Django Reinhardt, into joining her in a brand new production of Orpheus. He will play the tragic hero, she will play his lost love Eurydice.
Together with her troupe of operatic players she tells the thrilling tale of Orpheus’s ill-fated descent into the underworld, set to a live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson.
Formed in 2008, Little Bulb Theatre has been widely applauded for its genre-shifting approach and readiness to embrace fresh challenges with every new production. Orpheus puts music right at its heart: it is entirely sung-through, in English, bringing together opera, Hot Club jazz and French chanson in a veritable musical feast including original compositions alongside Bach, Monteverdi, Edith Piaf and Debussy.
A new production of the hit show.
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