Come Bargain With Uncanny Things (Late 2022)
An interactive, immersive opera in which you come and bargain with uncanny things.
Come Bargain With Uncanny Things is a supernatural ritual. Set in an alternate London of eldritch creatures making bargains from the shadows, and a caste of bargainers touching these taboo things under the supervision of cautious locals - our audience - it is (artistically) an exploration of how we relate to our community and wider world and (practically) a chance to feel like you're doing magic, which is really fun.
After a work in progress sharing at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival in 2021, and a residency in Aldeburgh thanks to a Britten Pears Creative Retreat, it has been refined into an almost-finished form.
“an original, atmospheric, immersive role-play opera with real promise.” (Four stars)