The Powder Monkey: Behind the Scenes at the Opera

Saturday 2 November, 12-12.45pm

A powerful, visually stunning new sixty minute opera set upon a slave ship in 1788 created by Brolly Productions and internationally acclaimed Black composer, Errollyn Wallen MBE, with a diverse cast featuring the music of West Africa, South Asia and northern England with kora, sitar and percussion.  Hear extracts from the opera with live singers and musicians, meet the cast and creative team and share your thoughts on the sensitive histories of the transatlantic slave trade dramatized in the opera.


Newham Town Hall

328 Barking Road, East Ham, London, E6 2RP

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