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Pamplemousse the grapefruit is upset. And lonely.

His mouse neighbours aren’t very friendly unless he’s crying sweet juicy tears and what makes it worse is he can’t squeeze through their mousehole to try to get to know them. Will he ever find someone who likes him just as he is?

Here’s our Dramaturg, Judith Wiemers, talking about the story:

Join us for the heartening tale of Pamplemousse’s identity crisis, set against evocative and playful music by local composer Greg Caffrey. The opera will be performed by the NI Opera Studio and the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble.

Photo by Paul Moore

Suitable for children 7+
Duration: 30 minutes

Review from the British Theatre Guide

Review from ‘Alan In Belfast’ Culture Blog

Photo by Paul Moore

Free music and craft workshop for children and parents for 1 hour before each performance: please confirm with your chosen venue that you would like to attend.

School groups and teachers: contact us for extra resources at

Free downloadable schools pack: School resource pack Pamplemousse

Free downloadable song from the production: Song from Pamplemousse for schoolchildren

Out of hours enquiries: 07980 742 522

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Francesco Giusti
John Porter
Nathan Morrison
Rebecca Murphy
Jessica Hackett
Ben Escorcio
David Corr
Berus Komarschela

Creative Team

Composer and librettist
Greg Caffrey
Sinead Hayes
Caitriona McLaughlin
Associate Director
Justine Doswell
Costume Designer
Katie Davenport
Set Designer
Deirdre Armstrong
Lighting Designer
Sebastian Pizarro
Creative Producer
Kate Guelke
Dramaturg/Outreach Facilitator
Judith Wiemers
Keith McAlister
Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble