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English Touring Opera - Shackleton’s Cat

G Live, Guildford

Wednesday 4 April 2018, 2pm

English Touring Opera - Shackleton’s Cat

Shackleton’s Cat comes to Guildford in 2018, as part of ETO’s award-winning strand of operas for young people. The opera features nine performers, including singers and players, and tells the story of the voyage and destruction of the Endurance 100 years ago, and the subsequent tale of survival against all odds.

The opera features an ingenious set, with maps and images from the expedition, interactive songs, a puppet cat, and comprehensive resources for teachers, compiled in partnership with the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. Curriculum topics include music, drama, geography, science, literacy and maths.

The opera lasts just over an hour and is created for children aged 7-11 and their families. 

Shackleton’s Cat is created by composer Russell Hepplewhite and director Tim Yealland and is designed by Jude Munden – the team behind ETO’s recent children’s operas Silver Electra, Laika the Spacedog and Borka.

A compelling and accurate hour-long distillation of perhaps the greatest battle for survival of modern times. ★★★★ The Times

An outstanding piece, which will remain etched in the memories of all the children lucky enough to see it. ★★★★★ Opera Now


Tickets: £10.50
Family (4 people, min. 1 adult): £36.00

Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fee. Fee-free booking for Friends of G Live; Groups of 8+ please call 01483 369 350 to buy fee-free.

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