Thursday, 28 January 2010

Opera goes to Prison


From Feb 26th to March 6th Pimlico Opera are going back to prison to present another of their inestimable theatrical presentations using prisoners. This time it is Carmen the musical, performed in Wandsworth Prison. This year's programme was put in jeopardy late last year, but luckily the Prison Service saw the light and understood how valuable this sort of programme can be in rehabilitation. In fact last year's Grange Park Opera included an ex-prisoner in the chorus, a past participant in one of Pimlico Opera's prison projects. Usually they present a musical, so this year's Carmen is a bit more of a stretch, but its certainly a fascinating prospect.

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