Wagner’s epic Ring conditioned with comedy and shrunk to one evening as The Rinse Cycle

23/01/2016

The Rinse Cycle artwork

Why do people go crazy about Wagner’s music?

Is this the show that “ain’t over til the fat lady sings”?

Does it have anything to do with The Lord of the Rings?

Where are the Valkyries riding to?

Is The Twilight of the Gods as ominous

Award-winning Unexpected Opera presents an entertaining take on Wagner’s masterpiece, in a comic play with highlights sung in English by five superb performers.

Expect magnificent music, great drama and Unexpected fun!

Are you curious about Wagner and his famous Ring Cycle but are reluctant to give up loads of time and dosh without  knowing more? The Rinse Cycle  is your chance to experience this amazing work – without taking it too seriously.

The Rinse Cycle, which get its London premiere at Charing Cross Theatre from Monday 15 February – Saturday 12 March, takes four operas and 16 hours of music and shrinks it to just two hours and one easily digestible sitting. And it is has added comedy. We can’t promise it will be clean, but we’ll remove the cultural stains and encrusted stereotypes. Plus you’ll hear some of the Wagnerian opera stars of the future.

Unexpected Opera’s Artistic Director Lynn Binstock said: “As well as conveying the crucial elements of the story and offering an experience of Wagner’s music at a high level of quality, I’d like to give the audience some feel for the magnitude, richness, intellectual reach, complexity and sheer awesomeness of the Ring and its composer.”

Cast: Anna Gregory, Mae Heydorn, Edward Hughes, Cara McHardy, Paul Reeves, Simon Thorpe, Justine Viani, Brian Smith Walters, Harriet Williams, Mari Wyn Williams.

Director: Lynn Binstock
Music Director: Kelvin Lim
Designer: Nancy Surman
Lighting Designer: Tom Mannings
Associate Music Director: Robert Bottriell
Script: Roger Mortimer.

www.unexpectedopera.com@UnexpectedOpera

THE RINSE CYCLE

Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL

www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

Box office: 08444 930 650

Monday 15 February – Saturday 12 March

Performances:

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm

Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Tickets:

£12.50 to £25.00

(no booking fees)

There is a groups rate (10+) of £15 valid for all performances

Nearest underground stations: Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines), Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern, Circle and District lines)

www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

Age Guidance: 12+

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