Offenbach’s first significant critical and commercial success, the frankly ridiculous plot of Ba-ta-clan was applauded for its swiping commentary on French political life in the nineteenth century, wrapped in some of the composers’ most charming and tuneful music. This new production reunites the creative team behind ‘Rita’, so greatly admired in our 2017 Season, and once again presents a brand new libretto, updated by director Morag Joss creating a contemporary political satire that made the original ‘Ba-ta-clan’ such a success. With a cast of just four singers complemented by a superb small orchestra, expect musical brilliance, caustic wit and just a few surprises!
For the performance on Wednesday July 25th the Gardens Tea Room and Lakefield Bar will open at 5pm
For the performance on Saturday July 28th, the Gardens Tea Room and Lakefield Bar will open at 11am.