In a muddied nightdress, in a country kitchen, Violet finally smiles. For years, her tired daily routine has been dictated by the inescapable chime of the Clock Tower, until one night she feels time quicken. Suddenly an hour is lost – every day. As the hours disappear, long-held certainties evaporate, and ordered society falls into disarray. With the townspeople in crisis, can Violet finally escape?
Combining the acclaimed talents of writer Alice Birch (TV adaptations include Normal People, Succession; film Lady Macbeth, Mothering Sunday; stage Anatomy of a Suicide) and rising star composer Tom Coult (commissioned by First Night of the Proms; currently resident composer at the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra), this is opera for now and about now.
This show starts at 7:30 pm