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Shahryar's A Shoe Full of Stars - Gestalt Arts & Identity Project (Mum / RaRa)

  • Lawrence Batley Theatre, West Yorkshire Queen Street Huddersfield, England, HD1 United Kingdom (map)
Lizzie Holmes, A Shoe Full of Stars

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Award-winning opera makers working closely with teenagers of North Huddersfield Trust School have developed this comic, modern opera that sensitively engages younger audiences with important issues. Mixing styles from classical to grime, A Shoe Full of Starsis a funny, touching and extraordinary opera not to be missed.

After news of a terrorist attack shakes his world, a very ordinary teenager suddenly finds himself on a bizarre, magical island where conflict is bubbling up everywhere... and nothing is at it seems!


CAST / creatives

Omar Shahryar composer,  Ruth Mariner director

Ed Harris libretto, Christopher Leedham conductor

Gestalt Arts and Identity Project, Supported by the International Opera Awards

Lizzie Holmes, soprano & Neil Balfour, bass-baritone

Created with staff and students of North Huddersfield Trust School

With Dark Inventions Music Ensemble