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30th - 31st August 2024

Kings, Witches, Lovers, and Souls: A Compass of Cumbrian Legends

Time: 7.30pm
Entry: £15/10
Location: Penrith Playhouse
Categories: Arts

This new opera from Jen Hartley takes audiences anticlockwise around old Cumbria from west to north, pausing to uncover old tales of battles, spirits, loyalty, love, betrayal, and superstition. From ruined abbeys to enchanted stone circles, watery secrets to ghostly cairns, this is a folkloric tour of the magic of Eden, the Lakes, and the Dales.

Three Cumbrians take centre stage - Eleanor McIntosh, Anna Cooper, Jonathan Hill - all of whom are making big strides in the Opera world (ROH, Glyndebourne, Garsington).

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