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400 Bridlington residents take part in community opera

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This summer 400 Bridlington residents will be performing alongside professional singers and musicians in Beached, a new opera that has been created especially for this community. Written by composer Harvey Brough and writer Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Pitman Painters), this exciting new piece brings together local people of all ages who have taken part in Opera North’s Sing Up Bridlington project. Directed by Karen Gillingham and designed by Ruth Paton, the show will transform the Royal Hall at The Spa, Bridlington, from a ballroom into a beach!

Beached is the culmination of Sing Up Bridlington which ran from September 2009 to March 2011, and explored the role that singing and the arts could play in the regeneration and revitalisation of this coastal town. Funding from Sing Up - the Music Manifesto's National Singing Programme, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Yorkshire Forward enabled an ambitious programme that saw over 3000 local people aged 0 – 99 working with Opera North artists.

Performances will take place at The Royal Hall, The Spa, Bridlington on the following dates:

Friday 15 July 6.00pm
Saturday 16 July 2.00pm
Saturday 16 July 7.00pm

Tickets are available from The Spa, Bridlington Box Office: 01262 678258

For further information please email education@operanorth.co.uk

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