Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Through a lonely childhood the Princess Sakura mourns the death of her brother and the slow disintegration of her once allpowerful father the Emperor of the Chrysanthemum Throne, who, broken by the death of his son, allows his new wife to take control of his kingdom.
Manon and Armand are in love. But can their love survive when a world of sex, drugs and crime intrudes on their happiness?
Henze’s powerful, intoxicating opera is a compelling vision of post-war Europe. Combining jazz, 19th century opera and 20th century styles - this is opera but not as you know it.
Now the company brings to the stage a thrilling new dance production of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies. The action is transferred from deserted island to deserted theatre. A group of schoolboys find themselves abandoned. With no adults around they start to make their own rules and create their own civilisation, before order breaks down and the story builds to an electrifying climax.