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Who’s coming to the wedding?

…counting down to the big day with The Marriage of Figaro Our fabulous Figaro cast can’t wait to get started – both exploring Wales and exploring their roles in our exciting new production....
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Why You (& Your Kids) Will Love The Marriage of Figaro

My first experience of The Marriage of Figaro was as a student, accompanying rehearsals and, in my days as a violinist, leading the orchestra. I saw it on stage twice...
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Introducing Mozart’s
The Marriage of Figaro

…an opera which allegedly needs no introduction… It’s a tough job to introduce an opera which needs no introduction, so we’ll leave that task to our Music Director Jonathan Lyness,...
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A Last Look Back at SmallStages 2019

The Peachums have now officially left the building, but before we roll up our beautiful Hogarth backdrop we wanted to take one last look back at SmallStages 2019. We’ve done...
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Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage – What’s it all about?

Now we’re officially on the road, we wanted to give you a proper low down on how we’ve put together this brand-new version of The Beggar’s Opera and what you...
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Introducing the Peachums – best keep an eye on your handbags folks

Welcome to London’s underworld in the 18th century. To quote Star Wars’ Obi Wan Kenobi on the subject of Mos Eisley spaceport. “You will never find a more wretched hive...
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A reworking of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera – thoughts from the Artistic Director

With less than a month to go until the world premiere of our new SmallStages tour, Mrs Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage, we caught up with Artistic Director Richard...
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The Gin-fuelled Mrs Peachum

John Gay’s ballade opera The Beggar’s Opera was first performed at the Lincoln’s Inn Fields Theatre in London in 1728 and ran for around 60 performances. The ‘ballade opera’ was...
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Back to school for MWO staff!

We’ve been back to school this month – taking over the whole curriculum for a week firstly in Arddleen CP School and then in Buttington Trewern School, both near Welshpool...
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