Orpheus and Eurydice (Gluck): To Hell and Back

Hell and Back
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gluck: Orpheus and Eurydice
 English Pocket Opera Company (EPOC) and Central St. Martins (CSM) at the Platform Theatre, Kings Cross  21st -26th Jan 2014

Paul Featherstone (Orpheus)
Pamela Hay (Eurydice)
Joanna Foote (Amor)

Production Team:
Mark Tinkler (Director),
Philip Voldman (Music Director),
Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson (Lighting Designer),
Matthew Watts (Chorus Master)
To Hell and Back

Come and join Orpheus as he journeys to the underworld to rescue his wife – a quest that brings many adventures. A ‘promenade’ operatic journey for all the family – the like of which you will never have been on before. EPOC’s cast of professional soloists will take you to Hell and back through Central St. Martin’s spectacular new building at Kings Cross (including the Platform Theatre, Studio Theatre and ‘Street’). There will be nine scenes in different locations designed by nine up-and-coming young designers. Come and join the adventure!
The Project

Now in its seventh year, this project is a unique collaboration between an undergraduate course within an art school (within a university), an opera company, a theatre and several London schools. These performances are the second stage of a three-stage project which has already seen EPOC performing an introduction to opera in over fifty schools. The project culminates in an abridged performance of Orpheus and Eurydice with choirs from every Camden school and school orchestras (coached by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2014.

English Pocket Opera Company (EPOC) is based in Primrose Hill Primary School, Camden.

English Pocket Opera Company (EPOC) and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) are both principal hub partners of Camden Music Service.

Evening Performances

7.30pm on Tue 21st, Weds 22nd, Thurs 23rd January 2014

Tickets: £12 (£8.00 conc)

Family Performances
1.30pm Sat 25th, Sun 26th January 2014
4.30pm Sat 25th, Sun 26th January 2014

Performances include free introduction for children half hour before start time.

Tickets: £12 (£8.00 conc) £35 Family Ticket (2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children)


Schools Performances (All Sold Out)

1.30pm on Tue 21st, Wed 22nd, Thu 23rd, Fri 24th January 2014

5.00pm on Fri 24th January 2014


Only 100 tickets available for each performance


Further information: Audience members will be invited to ‘promenade’ from scene to scene. Venue is suitable for wheelchair users. Performances will last a maximum of 75 mins.


Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA. Box office: www.platform-theatre.com


English Pocket Opera Company (EPOC)


EPOC was founded in 1993 and in 2001 revised its mission to work solely for the benefit of children and young people and now produces ‘Opera for, by and with children’. Working with up to 50,000 children per year, it produces musically-driven, multi-disciplinary programmes in partnership with a range of social, artistic and educational organisations that are: tailored to individual needs of schools and communities; designed to achieve broad educational and social impact; and build capacity for long-term sustainability.


For more about this and other EPOC projects contact Mark Tinkler (Artistic Director – EPOC) at mark.tinkler@epoc.co  or email office@epoc.co   Website: www.epoc.co