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About The Rinse Cycle
Award-winning Unexpected Opera presents an entertaining take on Wagner’s masterpiece the Ring Cycle in a comic play with highlights sung in English by five superb performers. Expect magnificent music, great drama and “Unexpected” fun!
Curious about Wagner and his famous Ring Cycle? Reluctant to give up loads of time and dosh without knowing more? Here’s your chance to experience this amazing work – without taking it too seriously.
The Rinse Cycle is 16 hours of music shrunk to only two, and conditioned with comedy. We can’t promise it’ll be clean, but we’ll remove the cultural stains and encrusted stereotypes. Plus you'll hear some of the Wagnerian stars of the future.
The cast features Anna Gregory, Mae Heydorn, Edward Hughes, Cara McHardy, Paul Reeves, Simon Thorpe, Justine Viani, Brian Smith Walters, Harriet Williams and Mari Wyn Williams.
Music Director: Kelvin Lim
Director: Lynn Binstock
Designer: Nancy Surman
Lighting Designer: Tom Mannings
Associate Music Director: Robert Bottriell
Script: Roger Mortimer
Acclaim for Unexpected Opera's previous work:
Winner of the Argus Angel award for Artistic Excellence at the Brighton Fringe 2014:
“full of originality and comic invention – two hours of musical magic plus insight” The Brighton Argus (17 June 2014)
**** “Thank heaven for Unexpected Opera … this was one night at the opera I thoroughly enjoyed.”
“breaks down barriers” (May 2015)
***** “They had me from the very first note. Bravo!” “masses of energy and talent – cleverly scripted” Broadway Baby (26 May 2014)