Libretto by Ed Harris
A co-production with
After news of a terrorist attack shakes his world, a very ordinary teenager suddenly finds himself on a bizarre, magical island where conflict is bubbling up everywhere... and nothing is at it seems!
Award-winning opera makers working closely with teenagers of North Huddersfield Trust School have developed this comic, modern opera for younger audiences.
Mixing styles from classical to grime, A Shoe Full of Stars is a funny, touching and extraordinary opera not to be missed.
Critical responses to Ed Harris' What the Thunder Said - Winner of the Writers' Guild Award for Best Play for Young Audiences 2017:
"Scary & hilarious" - The Guardian
"An ingenious take on the complexities of bullying" - The Stage
"Timely & relevant... the audience were rapt throughout!" - A Younger Audience
- Wednesday 21 March 7.30pm at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
- Sunday 25 March 4.00pm at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
Production Team and Cast
Composer - Omar Shahryar
Librettist - Ed Harris
Director - Ruth Mariner
Designer - Emma Williams
Conductor - Christopher Leedham
Soprano - Lizzie Holmes
Baritone - Neil Balfour
Cast - students from North Huddersfield Trust School
Band - Dark Inventions
The Identity Crisis Project is generously supported by