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Music Saturday 22 February, 2020 7:30pm

Staircase Opera – The Consul *£16 / £10 Students

By Gian-Carlo Menotti

Ever been frustrated by bureaucracy? Every been daunted by official forms? Ever needed a document in a hurry? Every had your life depend on it?

Join us in the waiting room of a consulate, where a rag tag group of applicants wait day after day, for their ticket to leave a country in the throes of revolution.

Meet the magician, who performs his tricks in a desperate attempt  to jump the queue. Meet Magda, whose husband is on the run from the secret police and whose child grows sicker by the day.

In an immersive production, experience the absurdity and the tragedy as events unfold.

The Consul by Menotti, an opera first performed in 1950, could have been written for today. As borders go up and walls are built, it is a plea for humanity, for compassion and for freedom.



Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


"Fabulous evening. Searing and emotionally full-bodied."

"This opera goes straight for the horrible reality of life for migrants and refugees across our disunited world...despair that left us wrung out and weeping."

"This powerful and deeply moving piece was conceived, directed and performed to an amazing standard by all."

Extracts from Facebook reviews at Exeter University

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