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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: https://youtu.be/yLrxL97AXbg

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 Guidehttps://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/the-chronic-ide-brian-friel-the-17701

Review from ‘Alan In Belfast’ Culture Blog https://alaninbelfast.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-chronic-identity-crisis-of.html

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 j.wiemers@niopera.com

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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Cast

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

Creative Team

Composer and librettist
Greg Caffrey
Conductor
Sinead Hayes
Director
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
Repetiteur
Keith McAlister
Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble