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Three women. A Boomer, a Millennial and the one in the middle.

What do they have to teach each other? Or forgive each other for?

Featuring a brand new mini opera by playwright, poet and spoken word artist Sabrina Mahfouz and composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, alongside unheard dramatic music by women from the last 400 years - Generation is about women and age, what the young owe their elders, and what they’ve been left with. An honest conversation in words and music about time and whether it makes us wiser or kinder.

Made at The Red House and supported by the Ambache Charitable Trust.


18 October 2019, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall (York)

2020 tour cancelled due to Covid-19.

cast & creative TEAM

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writer, director

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and many more composers

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musical director

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performed by


Shakira Tsindos

Donna Bateman

Linda Hirst

Musical Director - Lana Bode

Writer/Director - Toria Banks

Featuring 'A Pleasurable Death' by

Cevanne Horrocks-Hoppayian &

Sabrina Mahfouz

And music by:

Maria Agnesi Pinottini, Luisa Adolpha la Beau, Clémence de Grandval, Anna Amalia von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Gabriella Ferrari, Wilhelmina von Bayreuth, Maria Antonia Walpurgis, and Lucille Grétry.




with thanks to


Jessica Cottis

Julie Stirman


Melanie Hughes at the Ars Femina Archive at the University of Indiana Southeast, and its founder Susan Reigler


The Ambache Charitable Trust


The Red House/Wild Plum Arts


Heath Street Baptist Church


Trinity Laban

York Concerts

Photographs by Emma Wheeler

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