Ruggero Leoncavallo’s greatest opera - Pagliacci

Ruggero Leoncavallo’s greatest opera - Pagliacci

To raise £3500 to present an adaptation of Ruggero Leoncaavallo's greatest opera Pagliacci at the Kings Head Theatre, London this October.

£135 raised of £3,500 target 4 %
3 supporters 40 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 10:42pm 25th September 2018

This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 10:42pm 25th September 2018

I is for irrational theatre. 

I is for imagination.

We are raising funds to present an entertaining, accessible adaptation of Leoncavallo’s greatest opera, Pagliacci. Based on a real life murder. It is an amazing and powerful opera, with a great story to surpass any soap opera. Fresh and accessible. Tragedy. Passion. Jealousy. .  Boasts a great score and one of the greatest tenor arias. Staged and sung in Italian with adapted subtitles .
This will be staged at The Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN  for two shows in  October 2018, with additional dates to be confirmed subject to stretched funding being achieved.

I is for an accessible idea. 

Irrational theatre exists to produce fresh , original concepts of classics, opera and new writing. It produces imaginative and accessible  productions,taking pride in creating unique staged experiences that reflect irrational values. We've a proven track record and some great reviews. please visit our website link below and have a read.

I is for information 

Paula is a freelance director, designer and producer of opera, theatre and new writing. she runs irrational theatre ( and Lily and Bear Productions. She has just premiered Lily and Bear by Lisa Stubbs , a new musical for children at the Royal Albert Hall ( irrational has recently staged productions at The Arcola Theatre , Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate, Brockley Jack studio and The Arts Theatre, West End. It produces accessible , colourful, original adaptations of opera, classics and new writing. Paula has directed and designed over 40 productions in London and on regional tour. From Puccini to Menotti, from Mike Leigh to Shakespeare and some of the best new writing for the Kenneth Branagh Award. She was assistant director at the Royal Opera House.

I is for innovation.

A passion for the innovative. Introducing and winning people around to a new vision, dip your toe in...the water's warm.Big or small. the drive and passion to create moves us to succeed, moves us to inspire, moves us to be our best, moves us on to bring the best director and designer's dream to life. Moves us to share our creativity with those who are interested. Moves us to welcome in new and diverse audiences. It's all or nothing, you love it, sometimes you hate it ...but you are extremely passionate about it . It's glamour and it's grit , they come hand in hand and are both vital to the success. 

I is for inspiring

It is essential we attract excellent creatives, develop fresh ideas, operate an efficient set up . It is not just about today's project. It's about our future. It's about nurturing and  people's hard work. It is our passion that will drive us on. It is our administration that will keep us ticking . I am a  director  and designer and have run irrational for some years now, gaining  an excellent reputation and a unique style.  I have learnt a great deal along the way, not only artistically, but about the importance of administration and all the great deal of hard work that goes on in the background. It takes a great deal more than a good idea, it takes you and me. 

I is for I THANK YOU ;) 

I is for I couldn't do it without you 

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