Ludd and Isis is the People’s Opera that will be premiered at the opening of the Royal Opera House Production House in December.
To really appreciate the hard work that is going into preparations for the People’s Opera, YourThurrock spent the afternoon at rehearsals.
It is a fascinating process. Director Tom Guthrie spends a long time with the “people’s” performers, choreographing and nurturing them. It is interesting to watch those involved as we see them in their “ordinary” walks of life. Mike Ostler from the Heritage Groups, Karen Glazzard from the Beehive and Jeffrey Nathan from the Grays Community Forum.
The film is divided into two parts:
The first is a series of interviews with the staff involved. The second is the culmination of a week of rehearsals.