Peace At Last
by Jill Murphy
Mr Bear can’t sleep. Mrs Bear is snoring. So he goes to sleep in Baby Bear’s room. But Baby Bear is pretending to be an aeroplane. So he goes to sleep in the living room…
Olivier award-winning OperaUpClose partners with Gallions Primary School in Newham to create a new opera for 3-5-year-olds, based on Jill Murphy's much-loved picture book, which has been delighting families for generations. Throughout this autumn, our cast and creative team will be running music-making workshops with the children at Gallions to contribute to the creative development of the opera.
Peace at Last will premiere at Gallions’ Summer Festival in July 2019 and follow with a national tour to schools and theatres later that year.
Running time: approximately 30 minutes, followed by playtime.
COMPOSER Joanna Lee
LIBRETTIST & DIRECTOR Robin Norton-Hale
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Sophia Lovell Smith
LIGHTING DESIGNER Will Evans
PRODUCTION MANAGER Callum Finn
MR BEAR Julian Chou-Lambert
MRS BEAR Gemma Morsley
BABY BEAR Abigail Kelly
HARPIST Helen Sharp
WOODWIND Sarah Douglas
We are currently seeking funding in order to take this production to as many children as possible (at schools, children's centres and libraries) with free tickets for the children so as not to exclude anyone through cost. If you are an individual or business who would be interested in supporting this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Interested in getting involved in the tour?
If you're a school or theatre who would like to be kept in the loop and sent more information about this project, please feel free to get in touch with email@example.com (schools) and firstname.lastname@example.org (theatres).