The Daisy Chain - Tête à Tête Festival
posted July 23, 2012 3:45 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu August 2 at 9:00 PM, Riverside Studios
Crisp Rd, White City, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, W6, UK (Map & Directions)
I'm singing in a new opera, The Daisy Chain, which is taking place as part of the Tête à Tête Festival at the Riverside Studios on 2 and 3 August at 9pm. (The opera is only about an hour long.) Tickets are a princely £6 and can be booked here.
I was cast on the 15th and have had two weeks to memorise this entire piece; it's been a bit crazy, but I have grown very fond of the opera and the role. I play a marriage therapist to a royal couple whose firstborn child has been stolen by a goblin. The music, by composer Toby Young, is weirdly beautiful.

Good things about this festival:

- Its format is multiple short pieces throughout the evening from about 6.30, so if you rock up early there'll be a choice of interesting things to see, including some free stuff in the foyer.

- The Riverside Studios Bar is a great place to hang out - they have a balcony overlooking the river and, if memory serves, they have board games. And food.

- It's at the opposite end of town from the Olympics, so getting there ought to be relatively OK. Nearest Tube is Hammersmith.

- According to the festival's publicity page, you can "come dressed as a princess or a frog and get in for free."
posted by Pallas Athena to Performance (6 comments total)

This sounds up my alley, but I won't be in London for Olympics-related reasons. Good luck!
posted by ersatz at 3:38 AM on July 24, 2012

I am also fleeing from the Olympics.
But I may not be fleeing so soon. I'll check my calendar.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 3:59 AM on July 24, 2012

This sounds great, but to get there (and home) I'd have to travel right through the Olympic Park, so unfortunately I'll have to say no :-(
posted by essexjan at 10:09 AM on July 24, 2012

Looking forward to it, though I think I'll pass up the opportunity to come dressed as a princess.
posted by verstegan at 6:33 AM on July 26, 2012

A delightfully dark psychodrama, very crisply sung. I liked the vibe of the Riverside Studios too.
posted by verstegan at 4:02 PM on August 2, 2012

Thanks! It's a great venue and a fun festival. And we got through the first night without dying of FAIL, which is always good.
posted by Pallas Athena at 4:31 PM on August 2, 2012

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