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The Little Black Cat opera

CYO presents a new, family opera, written and performed by young people with puppetry from the Norwich Puppet Theatre. The opera tells the story of orphan girl Eilidh, her little black cat and a trip to Cat Mountain where her courage and strength of character transform her life for the better. The opera is full of bravery, intrigue and drama and will captivate the whole family.

  • 25th June 2023 - 25th June 2023
  • 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

CYO presents a new, family opera, written and performed by young people with puppetry from the Norwich Puppet Theatre. The opera tells the story of orphan girl Eilidh, her little black cat and a trip to Cat Mountain where her courage and strength of character transform her life for the better. The opera is full of bravery, intrigue and drama and will captivate the whole family.

A cast of twenty-two young people will perform in six shows in Norwich and Cambridge. Four performances will be staged at Storeys Field Centre in Cambridge on 25 June. Tickets are available via the CYO website. Tickets are priced at £8.

Working in collaboration with the Norwich Puppet Theatre audiences can expect some of the cat action to be provided by large-scale puppets, with five young people on-stage as the puppeteers. The cast will be supported by four musicians from the Odyssey Festival Orchestra – a new orchestra designed principally for 18-30 year-olds. The production has also been supported by two trainee lighting and sound technicians and three trainee stage managers. The opera will be conducted by Alastair Chilvers, co-artistic director of CYO and is directed by Caroline Coetzee, co-artistic director of CYO.

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