English National Opera - The Way Back Home Reviews
19 April 2021
Katie Bray, Rupert Charlesworth, Alexander Robin Baker, Alexa Mason (Gizmos)
Peter Hobday (Penguin)
Aoife O'Sullivan (Martian)
Victoria Simmonds (Boy), Alexa Mason (Gizmo)
Victoria Simmonds (Boy)

Performance reviews

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The Way Back Home

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 10

The short performance is slick and packed with fun effects and humour
26 Dec 14 / A Younger Theatre
Delightfully designed and illustrated, this is almost a children's book in itself
19 Dec 14 / Express
Unfocused but pacy opera for kids
15 Dec 14 / The Guardian
ENO’s first opera for children is both beautiful and baffling
15 Dec 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
Opera for children can be profound
13 Dec 14 / Independent
Children’s opera proves seriously entertaining
13 Dec 14 / Londonist
Not even a farting penguin can save it
13 Dec 14 / Telegraph
It’s the core content that lets the performance down
13 Dec 14 / The Upcoming
A Martian, a Spitfire and a flatulent penguin are the unlikely ingredients for The Way Back Home
13 Dec 14 / The Arts Desk
The designs by Vicki Mortimer and Molly Einchcomb are an utter joy
13 Dec 14 / What's on Stage
Jeffers opera shows the way forward
The ENO's first ever children's opera, an adaptation of Oliver Jeffers best-selling picture book, The Way Back Home, opens on Thursday at London's Young Vic.
Production details
Cast
Simmonds, O'Sullivan, Hobday, Mason, Bray, Charlesworth, Baker
(c) Higgins (d) Mitchell
Performance dates
11(m), 11, 12(m), 12, 13(m), 13, 15(m), 15, 16(m), 16, 17(m), 17, 18(m), 18, 19(m), 19, 20(m), 20, 22(m), 22, 23(m), 23 December 2014
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