Orpheus in the Record Shop

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She cared for him, she understood him… And now she’s gone.

Orpheus is alone, playing tunes in his record shop. After an old friend visits, strange things start to happen and music, myth and reality collide.

Together with Orpheus we go in search of something ancient, contemporary and hopeful.

Acclaimed rapper and playwright Testament (Black Men Walking, The Beatboxer, WOKE) takes inspiration from the classical Greek myth of Orpheus, in a show that fuses spoken word and beatboxing with classical music played live by seven members of the Orchestra of Opera North.

“…a virtuoso display of wry humour and freewheeling musical invention… a surprisingly life-asserting finale.”
★★★★ — The Times

“What this rising star does with his larynx is a wonder – a technical box of tricks… With the added force of the Opera North orchestra, it sends shivers down the spine.”
★★★★ — The Telegraph

Orpheus in the Record Shop is part of Connecting Voices, a collaboration between Leeds Playhouse and Opera North bringing together a collection of new and classic work celebrating the power of the human voice. You can enjoy one event or book for all six, tickets will be limited and information will be shared with bookers about changes we have implemented to make the theatre experience safe according to government advice and Covid-19 guidelines.


Running time
Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes

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Cast & Creative

Aletta Collins



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