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'A comic opera about, umm terrorism actually...' 
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Lawrence Batley Theatre 2018

Jack Lyons Concert Hall 2018

A comic opera about 'Umm... terrorism actually'.

'A Shoe Full of Stars' follows the journey of Splodge, an ordinary teenager who, after a terrorist attack, suddenly finds himself on a bizarre, magical island where conflict is bubbling up everywhere, and nothing is as it seems.

Created with Opera Schmopera, York University, North Huddersfield Trust School and anti-terrorist organisation The Active Change Foundation. 

Winner of 'Best Opera' at the Youth Audience Music awards 2018. A Shoe Full of Stars is the recipient of an Opera Award Foundation Bursary 2017/18. The original cast received The Ashbrow Ward and Birkby Community Hub Young Volunteers of The Year Award 2018 for their work.

Writer — Ed Harris

Composer — Omar Sharyar

Director — Ruth Mariner

Designer — Emma Williams

Movement — Elizabeth Margeson

Lighting — Tom Mowat

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