GENERATION

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.

DATES & VENUES

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

2020 tour cancelled due to Covid-19.

cast & creative TEAM

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toria banks

writer, director

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linda hirst

performer

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donna bateman

performer

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cevanne

horrocks-hopayian

composer

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lana bode

musical director

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sabrina mahfouz

librettist

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shakira tsindos

performer

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and many more composers

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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.

REHEARSAL PHOTOS

 

 

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