‘Love, Lies and Tonic’
Bite sized opera in the Great Barn presented by Outreach Opera
Sunday 25th August
Outreach Opera are returning to Hoghton Tower for another journey through life, love, happiness and tragedy.
A great introduction to opera, Love, Lies and Tonic presents drama in bite sized chunks. Set amidst the hustle and bustle of small village life, Love, Lies and Tonic joins the locals down at the pub, offering a chance to witness clandestine conversations in dark corners, revealing the intricacy of community life.
This event will take place in Hoghton Tower’s barn with an extended interval during which you are invited to bring along a picnic to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings on the lawn. Refreshments will also be available to purchase. Please note, seating is very limited for this event so you are advised to book swiftly, to avoid disappointment.
Outreach Opera Cast:
PHILIP CLIEVE: tenor
HELEN ANNE GREGORY: mezzo-soprano
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS: pianist
JONATHAN ELLIS: pianist
JOHN WOOD: tenor
NEIL BALFOUR: bass-baritone
JORDAN HARDING – POINTON: baritone
GEORGINA ROSANNA MURRAY: soprano
HELEN LATHAM: soprano
About Outreach Opera
Outreach Opera is a North West based community opera company, performing opera in the UK. Engaging audiences and community participants, Outreach Opera perform in venues across the North West, presenting opera in an accessible and unique way. Our aim is to offer a creative tool for the local community, which allows them to experience and discover the shaping and performance of opera, alongside some of the regions finest talent.
Each year, Outreach Opera continue to build on their community projects, with a main project given in summer, along with smaller projects and performances given throughout the rest of the year. Seeking to bring opera to unusual locations, Outreach Opera adapts to the unique surroundings presented. Whether it be an indoor theatre, or a town centre pavement. Outreach Opera selects repertoire that seeks to engage and captivate unsuspecting audiences, from market stall dwellers to super market shoppers.
Outreach Opera engages a body of professional opera singers, along with an in house creative and a team of super volunteers.
More about Outreach Opera
Doors open at 1.30pm
No alcohol to be brought on the site
Snack bar, hot and cold drinks available
Please be aware there is no storage room for picnics items (chairs etc) in the Barn, should you wish to bring your own picnic items you are advised to store these in your vehicle until the interval.
Tickets available on the door (subject of availability)
House open for Guided Tours at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Separate charge apply
At Hoghton Tower we will do all that we can to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. However, due to the historic nature of the venue there are some areas which can be difficult to access in a wheelchair or for those with other mobility difficulties. For more information or to discuss your needs, please contact us on 01254 852986.