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Ulla's Odyssey

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Ulla's Odyssey

Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 March 2017

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: Adults: £12.50 Children: £7.50 Family tickets: £33

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Olivier-Award winning OperaUpClose present their fun, feisty, family-friendly Ulla’s Odyssey.

Fourteen-year-old Ulla is attempting to become the youngest person to sail the world single-handedly in her trusty sailing boat ‘The Homer’, with only her cat Binnacle to keep her company as she navigates the high seas.
All is not plain sailing, as our heroine encounters mythical creatures and obstacles on her journey, including Cy-ops, a one-eyed, over-keen robotic customs official, and Sylla, a dangerous sea creature whose body and mind have been horribly twisted by radioactive rubbish dumped into the ocean. Meanwhile the voices of the Sirens, Ulla’s friends and family, call out to her from across the waves, tempting her to give up her lonely voyage and come home.

This new opera is an enchanting nautical fantasy by New Zealand composer Anthony Young and Canadian librettist Leanna Brodie, directed by OperaUpClose’s Associate Director, Valentina Ceschi (The Elixir of Love and Dido & Aeneas) and designed by Faye Bradley (Linbury Prize Finalist 2013). The production originally opened at Kings Place in London, 2015.

The show is inspired by Homer’s Odyssey and includes live music.

Age recommendation 7+

Running time: 55 minutes with no interval.

Tue 28 Mar 1:00pm Book Tickets
Wed 29 Mar 1:00pm Sold Out
Wed 29 Mar 6:30pm Book Tickets
Thu 30 Mar 10:15am Book Tickets
Thu 30 Mar 6:30pm Book Tickets

“A children’s opera approached with grown-up values.”

The Stage

Cast of Ulla's Odyssey

Ulla’s Odyssey in rehearsal

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 13th March 2017

We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting the fun, feisty and family-friendly Ulla’s Odyssey 28 – 30 March here at the Belgrade. Ulla’s Odyssey tells the st... Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Opera

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 22nd March 2017

We are so excited to be setting sail with Ulla’s Odyssey next week! The wonderful people from OperaUpClose tell us what opera is like and what to expect from s... Read more

Director, Valentina Ceschi

Ulla's Odyssey - DirectorUpClose

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 13th March 2017

Ulla’s Odyssey is coming to the Belgrade 28 – 30 March and we are so excited to get on board this enchanting, mythical journey. In this blog post, Director V... Read more

Oskar McCarthy and Pamela Hay. Photo by Christoher Tribble. OperaUpclose, Kings Place.

Binnacle, more than your average cat.

Posted by Shaista Hussain on 13th March 2017

Ulla’s Odyssey is coming to the Belgrade 28 – 30 March and we cannot wait! Fourteen-year-old Ulla is attempting to become the youngest person to sail the wor... Read more

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