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Brundibar Festival presents


An Opera by Noah Max

Based upon The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.
By special arrangement with Miramax

Thursday 25 January, 2024. 7.30pm.
Saturday 27 January 2024. 8pm.

£20 single ticket
£16 concession

includes booking fee. Tickets available online only. Advance booking recommended due to limited capacity).


Director: Guido Martin-Brandis
Conductor: Robert Max

Susanna MacRae, Soprano – German Child
Elle Oldfield, Soprano – Jewish Child
Xavier Hetherington, Tenor – Lieutenant Kotler
Jeremy Huw Williams, Baritone – The Father

Violin: Kyra Humphreys, Alexandra Raikhlina
Viola: Nathan Braude
Cello: Gabriel Waite
Clarinet: Dove Goldberg
Trumpet: Imogen Whitehead


John Boyne’s masterpiece The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas still features regularly on international bestseller lists nearly two decades after its initial publication in 2006. Boyne’s story is a symbolic exploration of one reason why the Holocaust remains so traumatic: it demonstrates to future generations the relentlessly organised barbarity of which humanity is capable.


This chamber opera addresses the Holocaust in a way audiences of every age can engage with. The project has been supported by internationally renowned organisations including the Holocaust Educational Trust, the Community Security Trust and the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust

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