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Orfeus artwork

Orfeus: A House Music Opera

Words, Music and Libretto by Nmon Ford
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright

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Blurring the lines of opera, house music and theatre, Nmon Ford’s Orfeus makes its World Premiere at the Young Vic, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown: The Musical).

Set in the near future, this unique production blends music genres and performance into a timeless version of Ovid’s legend. Orfeus confronts his true nature to save the beautiful poet Euridice from his father Pluto, the fascist ruler of a dystopian empire.

Cast includes award-winning baritone Nmon Ford as Orfeus with Gianni ArancioBernadette BanguraFranc D’AmbrosioGrace FarrellFiona FinsburyNathan KileyFabiane Leame and Shaq Taylor.

Age guidance: 14+

Please note, this production contains strobe effects, flashing lights, bright lights, haze and heavy bass sounds.

Teaser Trailer

Words, Music and Libretto Nmon Ford

Director Charles Randolph-Wright

Set Designer Leslie Travers

Costume Design Ozwald Boateng

Lighting Designer Aideen Malone

Sound Designer Richard Brooker

Choreographer Shay Barclay

Musical Director Benjamin Kwasi Burrell

Casting Pippa Ailion CDG, Natalie Gallacher CDG


With Gianni Arancio, Bernadette Bangura, Franc D’Ambrosio, Grace Farrell, Fiona Finsbury, Nmon Ford, Nathan Kiley, Fabiane Leame and Shaq Taylor

Audio described performance 12 May 2020, 7.30pm

Captioned performance 21 May, 7.30pm

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