Friends – who’d have ‘em?
This was probably one of the less offensive thoughts to go through Falke’s mind when he woke up on a bench with a killer hangover. Dressed as a bat. His ‘good friend’ Eisenstein thought it would be hilarious to abandon him here after partying the night before, leaving him to face a very long walk of shame. It’s been a long time coming, but tonight’s the night for Falke to get his revenge, at the most glamorous party of the season. Where there’ll be champagne. Lots of champagne. What could possibly go wrong?
‘Die Fledermaus’, or ‘The Bat’, is the jewel in the crown of the real King of the Waltz: Johann Strauss. The tunes stay with you forever. The humour is wicked. The atmosphere indulgent. It is a farce about men taking liberties, women taking control, and the dangers of dressing up as a bat.
View the trailer here: https://youtu.be/nRR_VTm7B6U
Watch Walter Sutcliffe, Director, talking about ‘Die Fledermaus’ here: https://youtu.be/ZXYFvPyk03Y
Sung in English in a brand new translation by Walter Sutcliffe and Meredith Oakes.
Charity Gala Performance: Sunday 15 September 6pm
Die Fledermaus will open with a very special charity gala performance, where £10 from each premium ticket sale will be donated to our chosen charity for the event, the Welcome Organisation, who support those experiencing homelessness in Greater Belfast.
Grand Circle tickets will include admission to a champagne and supper post-show reception; a limited number of reception tickets will also be available for standard ticket holders to purchase via the box office.
Dress code for Gala Reception: Black Tie
- Stephan Loges
- Ben McAteer
- Maria McGrann
- May McFettridge
- Denis Lakey
- John Porter
- Alexandra Lubchansky
- Dawn Burns
- Conor Breen
- Walter Sutcliffe
- Gareth Hancock