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by Tim Armstrong Taylor and Ian Bloomfield

Opera on the Run
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sunday 13th September 2015 at 8pm in the Auditorium

The perfect Picnic is to opera what the iPod is to the gramophone

Our Fringe finally comes to a close with The Perfect Picnic from Opera on the Run, another professional show, featuring the music of Mozart but like you’ve never heard him before.

If you like music theatre, opera, drama, or just an excellent moving and funny story with great tunes and superb direction… this is for you.

Newly redundant accountant David Sterling and his long-suffering girlfriend Sarah Primrose mysteriously receive tickets to an opera gala at which, it transpires, David’s ex-wife and rising opera star, Rachel, is performing. When Rachel’s new boyfriend, flamboyant celebrity TV designer Michael de Haughton-Tours, lays eyes on Sarah his attention is transferred immediately from the stage to the stalls where she is sitting. It is during the Picnic interval however that events unfold offering more drama than the opera itself.

The Tunes are taken from Mozart's best operas.


Tickets are now available for just £14. Buy online or from the Box Office.

Special offer

Buy a season ticket for all five Barn Fringe shows for £50, a saving of £18 on individual tickets.

Think of it as a companion piece to the Menier hit revival of Sunday in the Park With George, but with better tunes.

The Stage

I've never seen anything like it! Brilliant fun!

Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

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