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The Rinse Cycle get its London premiere at Charing Cross Theatre

The Rinse CycleWagner’s epic Ring conditioned with comedy and shrunk to one evening. 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!

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 as it sounds?

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 15th February – Saturday 12th 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.

Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches
Villiers Street
London WC2N 6NL
Monday 15th February to Saturday 12th march 2016
Press night Friday 19th February at 7.30pm.


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