“In the arms of the dock where the lonely shore meets the wanton tide, the Gallows glare awaits you there, with one last cup for thee”
Rumculls and Ragwater lights up the Thames this Halloween weekend with gypsy opera on the water, featuring deliciously dark storytelling and songs, live music and puppetry. Tickets for the show’s Battersea Barge performance on Halloween night itself sold out before you could say Jack Robinson – but never fear. Producers The River People have just announced two extra chances to see the show on 1 and 2 November at the intimate Michael Edwards Studio Theatre at London’s historic Cutty Sark.
Cast any preconceptions of traditional, Covent Garden-style opera aside. Transforming the Sark’s small performance space into the fictitious den of iniquity The Gallows Glare, actors and puppets weave the macabre stories of its wayfaring patrons, accompanied by gothic stylings of resident 7-piece gypsy folk outfit The Waggon Band. The brainchild of artists Edward Wren & Claire Harvey (who founded the maverick The River People company in 2007), and helped onto the stage by the Greenwich Theatre, this is a delightful evening of raucous, wassailing and musical theatre with a dark edge.
The size of the venue gives the space a relaxed, cabaret-style feel, with drinks on tap to enjoy throughout the performance. And as it’s suitable for children ages 12 and upwards, this is also a great alternative Halloween night out for families. These performances are guaranteed to sell out, so we recommend you snap these up now!
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