2014: Britten's The Little Sweep

Blackheath Halls performed Benjamin Britten's Children's Opera 'The Little Sweep' on 12 and 13 April 2014. The production had a cast of over 60 local children and young people as well as a small group of adults.


'I have been inspired so much by working with such talented people. I am so grateful for this wonderful opportunity, and do hope that I will be part of some more in the future.'

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'It was one of the most enthralling experiences in my life, it was great fun, it was wonderful to work with friends in a proper professional production and it was so satisfying when everyone applauded at the end.'

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'She gained so much. She loved everything about it from start to finish. The music, the acting, the whole process and above all the social interaction.'

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This has been a remarkable experience for her.  What a fantastic opportunity. She has seen how a production is put together, and understood the commitment required to pull something off at a professional standard  - a process she has thoroughly enjoyed.   It has boosted her confidence on stage, and introduced her to opera - an art form she hadn't previously experienced.

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A great introduction to opera for the children.  The staging was excellent and even my 2 year old nephew was riveted!

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This production was generously supported by The Hearn Foundation

Director: James Hurley | Musical Director: Christopher Stark 

Designer: Rachel Szmukler | Lighting Designer: Ben Pickersgill

Bob/Tom: Lawrence Wallington | Clem/Alfred:  William Davies** 

Miss Baggott: Lousie Innes | Rowan: Julia Weatherley**/ Susanna Buckle**

**Trinity Laban vocal student

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