Durham Cathedral



The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment joins with Durham Music Service and Orchestras Live in a residency in Durham which will culminate in this imaginative reworking of Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen, written by Hazel Gould with new compositions by James Redwood.  Joined by children from 8 Durham primary schools, the story will be told by two singers Soprano Amy Carson and Bass Timothy Dickenson, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the children themselves.

The Story

It is the Fairy Queen’s Midsummer Night’s Party and Kirsty and Tim are both excited. They have everything they need - except one thing ... a date. Secretly, they both want to go with each other, but neither has the courage to admit it. At the party in the forest, they are forced to be partners for the first dance and are both so embarrassed that they run away from each other as quickly as they can. Telling the truth about how they feel seems impossible, so Tim wishes for more confidence, and Kirsty wishes to change everything about herself ... but this is no ordinary forest and wishes do come true. Suddenly confident and entirely changed, they both have some choices to make ... instead of solving their problems they manage to make things worse. Angry and embarrassed, they come face to face. Will they keep up the fighting or will they finally be able to find the true courage to tell the truth?

Suitable for the whole family. 

For tickets contact - from £4 to £15

Part of Durham Vocal Festival

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