In May and June, Ignite Music’s ‘Borka the Opera tour’ took to the road delighting and entertaining fans of all ages at theatres and festivals throughout the England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, including the Hay Festival, York Festival of Ideas, Barnes Children’s Book Festival and the Wealden Literary Festival. It’s been a wonderful time of music and celebration of Borka for the 60th anniversary of the original books publication.
The original opera was created by librettist Tim Yealland and composer Russell Hepplewhite, based on the story book by John Burningham. It toured the UK as part of the English Touring Opera’s Spring season in 2014.
20&21 May – Cockpit Theatre, London
29 May – Hay Festival of Literature and Arts
8 June – Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
9 June – Alnwick Playhouse
10 June – York Festival of Ideas
14 June – Strule Arts Centre
15 June – The Ardhowen
16 June – Island Arts Centre
24 June – Wealden Literary Festival
25 June – Barnes Children’s Literature Festival