Thursday 27 February at 7.30pm
Tickets - £19.50, concessions - £16.50, 16 to 25 year olds - £5 (not suitable for under 14s)
Music Theatre Wales in association with London Sinfonietta
Music by Philip Venables Written/directed by Ted Huffman
Two 15-year-olds in love who lived every moment, including their last, online
Composer Philip Venables and director Ted Huffman − the duo behind the award-winning 4. 48Psychosis – examine the real-life tragedy of Russian runaways Denis Muravyov and Katya Vlasova. Dubbed a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, they broadcast their forbidden final days together on social media. And rightly or wrongly, the public clicked, watched and responded.
Splicing verbatim text, video, music and theatre, Denis & Katya explores how storiesare shaped and shared in our age of trolls, conspiracy theories, fake news, and 24/7 digital connection.
What makes you click?
“an intimate, haunting triumph” New York Times
“Venables, a…British composer of ferocious dramatic instincts…astonishing” The New Yorker
“a sensitive, subtle, and deeply questioning meditation on youth, voyeurism, and the age of social media” Musical America
“challenges the ear, the eye, and the soul to accept a wholly new hybrid form of operatic expression.” Opera Today
“gripping” Opera News
“game-changing….gripping, thoughtful artistry” The Philadelphia Inquirer