‹ Back to What's On Performance: Cautionary Tales!

2 - 28 Mar 2012

Opera North’s witty adaptation of Belloc’s deliciously macabre Cautionary Tales for Children was a big hit with audiences and critics when it first premiered in March 2011.

Bad boys and girls including lying Matilda, runaway Jim and daredevil George entertain you with their disobedient ways and dreadful ends. Full of colourful tunes and stories, this is a lively short piece of musical theatre for all the family and an ideal introduction to opera.

Suitable for children aged 5+ and their families. Duration: approx 60 mins.

Based on Hilaire Belloc’s verses
Composed by Errollyn Wallen
Adapted and directed by Pia Furtado

What the critics say

Opera North has an impressive commitment to commissioning new work for young people... If you have any unruly offspring between the ages of eight and 14 who need admonishing, this comes highly recommended.

The Guardian - Full Review ›

Cast
  • Soprano Katherine Broderick
  • Mezzo Alison Kettlewell
  • Tenor Mark Le Brocq
  • Baritone Geof Dolton
Creative Team
  • Director Pia Furtado
  • Musical Director Anthony Kraus
  • Set and Costume Designer Madeleine Boyd
  • Lighting Designer Charlie Lucas

Click on the venue below to plan your visit.

Leeds

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Leeds
LS1 6NU

Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.

 

Lancaster

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Moor Lane
Lancaster
LA1 1QE

Important Information

Parking

There is some on street parking available around the Dukes and many car parks are within walking distance. Two short stay car parks can be found if you turn right just past the Dukes.



Hexham

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Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE46 3LS

Important Information

Parking

If you are attending a performance after 5pm, free parking is available on Beaumont Street. At other times this parking is metered. There is limited parking in the Market Place or alternatively at the Wentworth Leisure Centre by Waitrose supermarket.

Train

Queen's Hall is a five minute walk from Hexham Train Station.

Newark

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Thoresby Park
Newark
NG22 9EP

Halifax

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10 Square Road
Halifax
HX1 1QG

Important Information

By Car

Follow signs for 'Piece Hall' or 'Eureka'. We suggest you park in the Woolshops or on Horton Street nearby. Square Chapel has two disabled parking spaces that can be reserved in advance.

By Public Transport

Halifax railway station is directly linked to Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford and Manchester railway stations (Tel 0845 7484950 for timetable details). Square Chapel is a 5 – 10 minute walk from the Bus Station (Tel 0113 245 7676 for timetable details).

What you say

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Outstanding!

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Guest said ago

This was great!!!
Bravo everyone!

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The Foyle Foundation

The Whitaker Charitable Trust

Offers & Discounts

Howard Assembly Room
  • Over 60 and Leeds Card Holders 10% off
  • Age 19-26, Full time Students £3 off
  • 18 and under, Pension Credit, JSA, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Disability benefit 50% off.   

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