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The Rinse CycleThe Rinse Cycle

Award-winning Unexpected Opera presents an entertaining take on Wagner’s masterpiece, in a comic play with highlights sung in English by five superb performers. Expect magnificent music, great drama and Unexpected fun!

Curious about Wagner and his famous Ring Cycle?  Reluctant to give up loads of time and dosh without knowing more? Here is your chance to experience this amazing work – without taking it too seriously. The Rinse Cycle is 16 hours of music shrunk to only 2, and conditioned with comedy. 

“This fresh, funny and utterly original take on the Ring is a joyful celebration” Operissima Whispers   

★★★★★ "A real treat, only the most humourless of Wagnerians could fail to enjoy it" PlaystoSee.com      

"Kelvin Lim is heroic at the piano, it’s a pleasure to hear Andrew Porter’s translation at such close quarters, and the quintet … treat his words with respect and care” The Times

★★★★★ "I've seen some funny operas but this one took comedy to another level. Hats off to Unexpected Opera for ending my week on a high!" Trendfem

“A witty, entertaining undertaking which puts Wagner in a spin… an upbeat, entertaining show featuring a fine ensemble cast”  The Stage

★★★★ "A hugely enjoyable evening of fun leavened by the ‘best bits’ of Wagner.…it sent everyone in the audience of the Charing Cross Theatre home energised and with a smile on their face"  Londontheatre1

 “Unexpected Opera have succeeded in turning Wagner’s 16-hour Ring Cycle into two hours of surreal, unexpected fun” Bargain Theatreland   

CAST: Anna Gregory, Mae Heydorn, Edward Hughes, Cara McHardy, Paul Reeves, Simon Thorpe, Justine Viani, Brian Smith Walters, Harriet Williams, Mari Wyn Williams

Music Director: Kelvin Lim | Director: Lynn Binstock | Designer: Nancy Surman | Lighting Designer: Tom Mannings | Associate Music Director: Robert Bottriell | Script: Roger Mortimer 


Mon, 15th February 2016 to Sat, 12th March 2016 (opening Tue, 22nd December 2015)
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