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Zeppelin Dreams

Zeppelin Dreams was a new ETO full-length opera created especially for Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, and explored forgotten events 100 years earlier, when a Graf Zeppelin, lost in the fog and bound for the docks in Liverpool, dropped its bombs on the city. The opera was performed by 250 local people and ETO professionals. The piece was a partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Wolverhampton Music Education Hub. It built on the success of A House on the Moon, the community opera created with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in 2007. For Zeppelin Dreams 12 separate groups of different ages, skills and abilities took part in a series of over 100 creative workshops that led to the three final performances at the end of March 2014. East Park and Uplands Primary Schools, two groups from Aldersley High School, Wolverhampton University, Penn Hall Special School, Azaad Dhol percussion ensemble, The Music Education Hub Orchestra, the Discoverers and WOW theatre companies, a recruited adult group, and the GET-IN theatre group made up the company. Players from the Royal Academy of Music, and three professional singers (Joseph Shovelton, Casey-Joe Rumens and Austine Broad) led the cast.

Composers               Rachel Leach

Writer/Director          Tim Yealland

Designer                   Alan and Jude Munden

Animator                   Babis Alexiadis


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