Nabucco was Verdi’s first big hit and made him famous. First staged in 1842, it became immensely popular, due in particular to the chorus sung by the Hebrew slaves in exile ‘Va, Pensiero’ (Speed your journey, my thoughts and my longings). And today it is still one of Verdi’s most sung and performed works, alternating lyrical arias with stirring ensembles.
The story is loosely based on events in the Old Testament. Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar), the King of Babylon, is driven supernaturally mad, proclaims himself God, and is only restored to health when he repents. Meanwhile there is a love triangle situation between his two daughters, one cruel and treacherous, the other noble and tender, and a Jewish prince exiled from his homeland.
A non-professional production by Southgate Opera.
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The Full Monty: The Musical
The Full Monty is the laugh out loud and much loved stage musical that dares to bare!
The 10-time TONY Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humour and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history!
A group of unemployed steelworkers – low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. Together, they find the courage to "let it go."
A crowd pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart.
A non-professional production by Finchley and Friern Barnet Operatic Society
Green Room Productions return with Young Frankenstein, the monster musical comedy from the creators of 'The Producers'.
The grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Young Frankenstein has all of the panache of the screen sensation with an extra theatrical flair.
"If you want a bawdy, uproarious belly laugh that’s done out of pure love for the genres that it parodies, this is a show that delivers in spades." - The Radio Times
Green Room promises you an evening of hilarity and comic delights with the musical, Young Frankenstein.
A non-professional production by Green Room Productions.