© Martin Constantine 2019

 

title. marsha

company. liveartshow /// the arcola 

writer . alan harris   composer Harry Blake design Will Holt   music director Nicholas Ansdell Evans lx design . Peter Harrison  

sound design . Candice Weaver  photography . Joe Twigg

 

Martin Constantine’s masterful direction is consistently interesting and he should be commended for bringing the world of David Lynch to opera. Through slight exaggerations in tone, he renders the banal uncanny, making a broader statement: the difference between normality and the grotesque rests on a knife’s edge.

This is an opera in the most loosely post-modern sense possible; an opera a la Jerry Springer. It is macabre, frequently hard to follow and I am confident it will feature in my nightmares at some stage. Another win for the Grimeborn Festival! 

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MARTIN CONSTANTINE