The enduring appeal of fairy tales takes centre stage this month as Opera North’s magical indoor tent returns for a series of enchanting Happily Ever After performances.
Following on from the success of God, Gold and Giants which accompanied the company's performances of Wagner's complete Ring cycle, award-winning storyteller, Ursula Holden-Gill is preparing to take audiences on a spell-binding journey inspired by Opera North's current productions of The Snow Maiden, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella.
Accompanied by cellist Polly Virr, Ursula will weave together a selection of traditional fairy tales in an imaginative and innovative way. As the story unfolds, the audience will meet an assortment of fairy tale characters before embarking with them on their magical adventures, encountering some surprising twists and turns along the way.
Created to appeal to children from 4-7 years, Happily Ever After is an interactive event with everyone encouraged to join in with Ursula's tantalising tale.
The first performance will be held in the Howard Assembly Room on Saturday 21 January at 10.30am, with a later one at 11.45am. The tent will subsequently tour to Leeds Central Library on Saturday 11 February and to CAST in Doncaster on Saturday 18 February, with performances being held at 10.30am, 11.45am and 1.30pm in both venues.
To book tickets or to find out more, visit the Happily Ever After webpage.
Gold, Gods and Giants. Photo credit: Amy Charles
Storytelling Tent. Photo credit: Opera North
Storytime. Photo credit: Amy Charles