Puppet Centre and Tête à Tête co-production in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
RECORDED LIVE at TETE a TETE: the Opera Festival
Music and Words: Ergo Phizmiz
Director: Bill Bankes-Jones Designer/Puppetry: Isobel Smith Music Director: Timothy Burke Assistant Music Director: James Young Stage Manager: Claire BamfordLighting & Production Management: Bob Watts
Trinity Laben Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Head of Vocal Studies: Linda Hurst Puppet Centre Director: Linda Lewis
Gala is a puppet-opera inspired by the aged Gala Dali’s rapacious relationship with Jeff Fenholt, a young actor then playing the role of Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway.
In a collaboration springing from the 2012 Puppetry in Opera Conference, Tête à Tête works with Isobel Smith (Grist to the Mill), and puppeteers together with singers from Trinity Laban on a longer commission from Festival favourite Ergo Phizmiz following his 2012 Lite Bite Care in the Community.
Gala is supported by Grants for the Arts and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.