by Johan Strauss II

with English translation by John Mortimer

The Norbury Theatre, Droitwich, WR9 8ED.

7.30pm Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd March 2024

Directed by Anthony Ravenhall

Musical Direction by Richard Jenkinson

with the Orchestra of St John

New Years Eve, 1899, Vienna and the party to end the century has begun. The cream of the city’s society are there but unaware that they are unwilling participants in Dr Falke’s plans to repay his former friend, Eisenstein, for a cruel practical joke, which resulted in Falke having to leave Vienna in disgrace some years earlier.

Aided by the jaded socialite, Prince Orlofsky, Falke has devised a devious and cunning plan, ‘The Bat’s Revenge’. As the evening unfolds into a web of dalliance, disguises and deceit, amidst the Dancers of the Corps de Ballet and Guest Performers, where will it end? Perhaps Frank, the Governor of the local gaol can best tell us that.

Some say that Revenge is a dish best served cold, but this dish is served with Champagne. Lots of it and well chilled of course!

Tickets from Opera Worcester on 07396 081426

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