Flashing images or strobe lighting / Strong or offensive language / Upsetting Content / Images of war & violence / Smoke or haze effects
The Headless Solider - Presented as part of the Outburst Festival.
“I want us – you, me – Zachary – to build a wall against the world.”
Far away, a war rages. Here, everything is perfect. Or is it?
In a world premiere, two of the UK’s most vital and influential queer voices join forces for a three-part operatic first. Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and F**king) and Conor Mitchell’s (Abomination: A DUP Opera) piercing new work looks beneath the perfect lives of Helen, her husband, Thomas and their haunted son, Zach – finding a hidden, much closer war.
The latest collaboration between the award-winning Belfast Ensemble and Outburst Queer Arts Festival, this powerful triptych of short operas is performed in one night, blending multi-media with live performance, international soloists and chamber orchestra.
A co-production between The Belfast Ensemble & Outburst Arts for Outburst Queer Arts Festival.
Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council & The Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Music | Conor Mitchell
Libretto | Mark Ravenhill
Patrons please note:
The Headless Soldier is a provocative piece of new work designed to shine a light on some of the most controversial aspects of society.
As such, it is important for us to let our patrons know that although the content may cause offence to some patrons, the intention is to provoke and agitate rather than upset or