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These Wondering Stones

Cloth Fair, Smithfield looking East. Watercolour. 19th Century

Join this promenade operatic adventure around historic Cloth Fair, Smithfield

In a new opera commission from the Barbican,  These Wondering Stones  follows the mysterious weaver of Cloth Fair, who spends her days weaving the fabric of the City of London’s rich history, every thread of every life bound together in a magnificent, shimmering, perfect tapestry.

That is, until the impetuous Lettice accidentally rips a hole as long as the Thames itself, right through the tapestry’s heart. Lettice will need your help on an epic quest in this promenade operatic adventure around historic Cloth Fair, as she attempts to gather the stories of the Londoners whose lives she has torn apart.

Cast: Susan Young, April Koyejo Audiger & Nathan Mercieca

Music by Clare Elton

Words by Lila Palmer

Directed by Anna Pool

Musically Directed by James Garner

Designed by Kitty Callister

Showtime: 1pm, meeting at the Smithfield Rotunda