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Inspired by the much-loved children’s story by Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin, The Promise brings together a team of talented opera makers to create a
multi-dimensional piece of story-telling theatre for families, which places community at its heart. We are co -producers on this project working alongside Tamzin Aitken Arts.
"Green spread through the city like a song..."
More than just a performance, The Promise aspires to forge a more connected society, to promote the nurturing of kindness between people, and to create a group of forest guardians who go on to sow acorns and plant forests themselves.
Part opera, part environmental event, The Promise, will act as a tool for communal healing and will curate a space for social change, encouraging its audience to come together to take personal and collective action on the climate crisis. The Promise leaps naturally into Operatic adaptation; at its heart it is a story about a lost girl who finds herself. Her transformation and that of the city and people surrounding her through the seeds she plants, will speak powerfully through operatic development, her growth and the blossoming of nature mirrored perfectly in Daniel Saleeb's music.
The Promise is currently in its development phase, with R&D taking place at Wild Rumpus’s Woodland Whirligig, alongside participatory workshops in Cumbria, Tower Hamlets and Leeds working with Key Stage 2 children from local schools.
We are delighted that the project is already being supported by Arts Council England, Cumbria Music Education Hub, Without Walls, Wild Rumpus, Cumbria Community Foundation, The Hadfield Trust
and Allerdale Borough Council; and will be developed in collaboration
with Workington Nature Partnership and Mersey Forests.
Composer Daniel Saleeb
Librettist Nicola Davies
Director Lucy Bradley
Designers Ruth Paton & Sascha Gilmour
Producers Anne Timpson & Tamzin Aitken
Production Manager Vivienne Clavering
For further information and to download the tec spec >>