A Dinner Engagement

Sam is currently in final rehearsals as Musical Director for 'A Dinner Engagement' (Lennox Berkeley). Presented by Opera Dinamica, in association with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the opera will be performed at South Kensington's Polish Hearth Club on December 1st.

Taking you on a journey through the glamorous 1920's, this two scene comic opera displays an underlying battle between culture and class alongside a nonsensical romantic storyline. Lord and Lady Dunmow are desperately attempting to keep up appearances and having fallen on hard times, scheming to marry off their daughter Susan. No longer able to afford regular servants, they employ the curious yet well-intentioned Mrs Kneebone to aid with preparations for their grand dinner party. Guests of honour The Grand Duchess of Monteblanco and her son Prince Phillipe arrive, with Susan determined not to fall for his charms. After feasting on pickled walnuts and cold cherry soup, Susan and Philippe surprisingly, instantly... fall in love and declare their betrothal to their delighted parents, as Mrs. Kneebone triumphantly announces, "Dinner is served!"

Tickets: £18 (£15 for club members), free for Trinity Laban students and staff.

Performance begins at 19:30

Director – Zara Fyfe Assistant Director – Tom Holland Musical Director – Sam Jewison Répétiteur – Nicole Johnson Lord Dunmow - Caspar James Lady Dunmow - Colleen Marie Nicoll Susan - Hilary Cronin Mrs Kneebone - Emma Lewis The Grand Duchess of Monteblanco - Beth Archer Prince Phillipe - Will Glendinning An Errand Boy - Tom Holland

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