Christmas – Backstage at the Royal Opera House – Thursday 5th December 2019

By Sarah Lenton.

How do we cope with Christmas in the Royal Opera House? – 12 Bohèmes, 15 Hansel and Gretels and 24 Nutcrackers….  The only thing to do is enjoy it!   In the wings and the dressing rooms, up in the flys and on the stage.  Using film clips, photos, and interviews, this talk takes you on a virtual reality trip round our theatre as the festive season swings into action…

Sarah Lenton

Sarah has spent her working life in the theatre, principally at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and English National Opera. She writes programme articles and websites, she gives lectures on the operas and ballets in the rep. and does live opera broadcasts and podcasts for BBC Radios 3 and 4. She has written and directed many shows, including more than 20 for the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre and for Glyndebourne Touring Opera. She is also a cartoonist.

I am sure many of our members will remember Sarah’s lecture “All Done on Ginger Beer” even though it was ten years ago!!