The Lighthouse (Opera)

This production arrived in London almost a year after its premiere at the 1980 Edinburgh Festival.

Cast & Crew

Cast

Arthur
Blazes
Sandy

Crew

Composer
Conductor
Designer
Director
Lighting Designer

Photographs

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Play description

Inspired by a true story. In December 1900 a lighthouse supply ship call the Hesperus, based in Stromness, Orkney, went on its routine tour of duty to the Flannon Isles in the Outer Hebrides. The lighthouse was empty – all three beds and the table looked as if they had been left in a hurry and the lamp, through out, was in perfect working order, but the men had disappeared into thin air.

Observations

  1. On 26th October 2015 at 8:03 p.m., JMA noted:

    ‘This striking piece of music theatre thoroughly merited the ovation it brought composer and performers.’ (Anne Morley-Priestman – The Stage Archive Jul 23 1981 Page 21)

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