A young man has come to Dublin in search of love, he meets a pretty girl and after a few drinks he sees her home in the rain. They shelter for a time under an umbrella up a lane- and then it all happens.
Lovers kiss in rainy night streets .. fathers and sons do silent battle in the hayfields of the west..a new watch tricks and dissolves in a barrel of poison..
John McGahern's Ireland is dramatised in anew opera by Kevin O'Connell and James Conway.Based on three of his most celebrated stories.My Love , My Umbrella is a bittersweet chronicle of love and time. Opera Theatre Company's direct,unassuming productions have been touring all parts of Ireland for over ten years ;recently the company has given acclaimed performances in New York, Paris , London, and Lisbon. As special commision for the the Year of Opera and Music Theatre, My Love ,My Umbrella began it's tour in the eastern region of England before a national tour in Ireland
My Love, My Umbrella conducted by Robert Dean,designed by Stephen McManus, and directed by Chrissie Poulter with costumes by Monica Ennis;it is performed by and the Opera Theatre Ensemble.
|Thurs 9 & Fri 10 October||STAMFORD||Stamford Arts Centre|
|Tue 14 October||BOSTON||Blackfriars Arts Centre|
|Thurs 16 October||COLCHESTER||Colchester Arts Centre|
|Sat 18 October||CHELMSFORD||Chancellor Hall|
|Tues 21 October||GAINSBOROUGH||Trinity Arts Center|
|Sat 25 October||BEDFORD||Bowen West Theatre|
|Wed 29 October||HUDDERSFIELD||Lawrence Batley Theatre|
|Fri 31 October & Sat 1 November||DUBLIN||Samuel Beckett Centre|
|Tue 4 November||DROGHEDA||Droichead Arts Centre|
|Fri 7 November||GALWAY||An Taibhdhearc|
|Sun 9 November||KILTIMAGH||Town Hall Theatre|
|Tue 11 November||LONGFORD||Backstage Theatre|
|Fri 14 November||BELFAST||Old Museum Arts Centre|
"OTC is a small enterprise with a sudden big reputation… and brilliant vitality"
"OTC's whole aesthetic .. funny, sophisticated and wickedly playful"
|Three young men||Niall Morris|
|Three young woman||Fiona McAndrew|
|An older man/ father to the young man/ Jerry,a politician/ bartender,landlord,band conductor / bus driver||Richard Jackson|
|Rose, the young man's stepmother||Kate McCarney|