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Bessie's Wings

An opera written with three primary schools in Lambeth in 2016, with a score by Llywelyn ap Myrddin, Bessie’s Wings told the story of the first African-American female pilot, who grew up in the deep South, and overcame prejudice both to learn how to fly, and to make a living as a pilot in France and America. The piece was created and performed by 90 children, and featured Abigail Kelly in the lead role, with performances at Morley College.


Composer     Llywelyn ap Myrddin

Director         Tim Yealland

Designer       Catherine Ryan

Singer           Abigail Kelly

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