Admiring La Stupenda

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (lgbt, opera)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Whether you love opera or not, try it. This poignant and funny performance of anecdote and movement explores an opera queen's love of Joan Sutherland (and encounters with La Stupenda), while reflecting on his relationship with his mother. A playful homage to Kazuo Ohno's iconic butoh performance, Admiring L'Argentina. Camp storytelling, lyrical movement; a captivating display of light and dark, absence, humour and diva worship for dance, theatre and opera lovers alike. Laughing and crying optional, that warm glow of being in the company of someone passionate about their topic, highly likely. Supported by University of Worcester.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Harriet Grant 118 days ago

Really hard to define this show, and harder to explain why I loved it so much. I've never been to the opera and know nothing about it, but that didn't matter. The music was a lovely backdrop to a vulnerable, random, funny and poignant account of Daniel's life and loves.

Colby Pope 120 days ago

This has to be the most beautiful, heart-felt performance of the whole fringe. You do not need to like opera to enjoy it, but you’ll probably have a new appreciation for it afterwards. I laughed, I cried, my heart swelled and was wrenched. Go see this 5 star show now! You won’t regret it.

calum mac 121 days ago

It was a pleasure to see Daniel live his best life throughout Admiring La Stupenda. He made me laugh, made me curious about the world of Opera (which prior to seeing the show I knew very little about) and if I wasn't caked in make-up I could easily have cried at the moments when he revealed the personal. Loved this hour!

Edith Wild 127 days ago

This afternoon I was treated to an absorbing performance of movement and a sharing of a love of opera (Joan Sutherland in particular). For me a window on a magical world I may explore further. Very emotionally charged.


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Theatre Bubble (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

I took notes for this show. Not notes for the review, but notes of all the things I was learning, because this is a performance lecture, based on a PhD thesis. If that makes it sound dry or boring, then you could not be more wrong, because Admiring La Stupenda is funny, dramatic and warmly presented.

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Theatre Bubble (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

I took notes for this show. Not notes for the review, but notes of all the things I was learning, because this is a performance lecture, based on a PhD thesis. If that makes it sound dry or boring, then you could not be more wrong, because Admiring La Stupenda is funny, dramatic and warmly presented.

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 125 days ago

The editor of Wee Review, a wise and clever man, looks up from his typewriter, his pipe clenched firmly between his teeth. “This might be one for you, Scratchmann,” he barks, indicating a dogeared press release, and, your intrepid reviewer, who is famed in seven counties for his indefatigable dedication...

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