East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon

Music:  James Garner
Words:  Anna Pool

design:  anna driftmier

In a forest, dark and deep, live a poor woodcutter, his wife and daughter. One wild and stormy night, the family receive a mysterious visitor: a great, white bear who promises the woodcutter and his wife limitless riches in exchange for their child. The girl, headstrong and fearless, agrees and sets off on a journey into a magical world of castles, crones, travel and trolls that will change her destiny forever.

Based on the beloved Norwegian folk tale, EAST O’ THE SUN, WEST O’ THE MOON reflects the place we wish to reach, the epic adventures we long to undertake, the true love we hope to find and the proof that sometimes, mother doesn’t always know best…
 

Previous performances:

Milton Court Studio Theatre, January 2014
Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival, July 2014

Press:

"Everything about this work was perfect"
Review, Planet Hugill, 4 August 2014

"A splendid piece with the most romantic music"
Review, Trend FEM, 28 July 2014

"Utterly accomplished in all respects,"

Judith Wier, Master of the Queen's Music