- Durham City Arts Festival
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Sunday 5 November, 4pm at Durham Town Hall
Opera North Children’s Chorus Leeds and Newcastle join forces to perform Peter Maxwell Davies’s short music-theatre work The Spiders’ Revenge.
Two children, playing in a garden, delight in tormenting ladybirds, snails, spiders and other living creatures who, they claim ‘have no right to be’.
The spiders teach the children a salutary lesson, during the course of which they learn a great deal about the ways of these creatures, finally recognising the wonder of the insect world and acknowledging that all ‘have their place on the earth’.
John Wilkie – Director
James Bingham – Conductor
Jenny Martins – Accompanist
Children – Connor Charlton, Faith Palmer, Eva Prenowitz, Kitty O'Donoughue
Spiders – Jasmine Colgan, Sylvia Cullen, Georgia Lee-Donaldson, Sarah Pemberton
Other animals – members of ONCC Leeds and ONCC Newcastle