Perth Festival of the Arts – Crowdfunder Launched!

28 September 2023

In May 2024, Perth Festival of the Arts wishes to present a new chamber opera, A Child in Striped Pyjamas by composer Noah Max, inspired by John Boyne's bestselling novel and film The Boy in Striped Pyjamas. The opera presents a powerful fable of humanity’s innocence through a forbidden friendship between two young children during the Holocaust.

Directed by Guido Martin-Brandis it will be performed by the original cast of singers along with Hebrides Ensemble. 

To bring this bold contemporary production to life and present opera to diverse audiences, the Festival needs the support of individuals with a shared passion for the arts.  

Click here to read more about the campaign - and to support!

This will be the Scottish premiere. The Festival has an exclusive window to present this production through the agreement with Miramax, the rights-holder to the story. The performances will take place in Perth Theatre on 22 and 23 May 2024, supported by artistic talks and schools' outreach activity.

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