21 Jul 2007 - 22 Jul 2007

Devised by Composer Orlando Gough and Director Emma Bernard

Critical Mass

Performed by Streetwise Opera and The Shout

£6 - £8

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'Streetwise Opera is something else. It teases, surprises, takes risks, and tackles the unexpected…it lures you where you haven't been before and sends you home enriched.’

The Independent


Streetwise Opera uses high-quality music-making to support people who have experienced homelessness.  This commission is a huge collaboration with Orlando Gough’s celebrated choir, The Shout. 

Folk and traditional songs from around the world have been collected by Gough from members of Streetwise and The Shout and woven into a comic and moving work. Critical Mass takes place in an international political summit where delegates discuss important issues of global significance…but there is a subversive element to the meeting; a human, informal, anarchic, nostalgic, ungovernable element.

Read theTelegraph article about Streetwise Opera - The Rousing Sound of Opera From The Streets (14 June 2006)

Composer and musical director: Orlando Gough
Director: Emma Bernard

Commissioned by Streetwise Opera in association with Almeida Theatre Company

Dates & Tickets

Sat 21 Jul 2007 - Sun 22 Jul 2007