The Spiders’ Revenge

Durham Town Hall


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


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