Opera Cabaret fundraiser for Chats Palace

Operafic. Pic: Hackney Plus

An opera company in Stoke Newington is using its latest production to fundraise for local arts centre, Chats Palace.

The Opera Cabaret Company will perform an evening of Victorian songs, duets and verses presented by the inimitable Adey Grummet well loved by anyone who is a follower of this wonderful local company.

This production, ‘Come into the garden… Maud!’, is based on a serenade by poet Alfred Tennyson, and features a line-up of cabaret regulars such as Alenka Ponjavic as well as Stoke Newington actress and former Midsomer Murders star, Jane Wymark.

Farquhar Mckay, who founded the opera company, described the production as both “moving” and “funny”.

The Opera Cabaret Company started in 1996 as part of the Stoke Newington Midsummer Festival. It attracts a loyal following of Stoke Newington residents to annual events but Mckay has recently branched out.  Last Autumn he and partner Wendy Wienstock produced a mini opera at the King’s Head in Islington.

‘Come into the garden… Maud!’ take places March 30-31, at Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, London, E9 6DF.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit operacabaret.org.

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