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The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

A children’s opera based on Jill Tomlinson’s classic children’s story

Music and libretto by Oliver Rudland


Plop is a baby barn owl with a looming occupational hazard: he’s afraid of the dark.  However, venturing beyond the nest one evening, he meets various new friends who take him on an enchanting journey through the night’s beautiful mysteries.


First Performance:

26th November 2011

Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge


Director: Oliver Rudland

Conductor: Sam Hayes

Lighting Designer: Simon Gethin Thomas

Photography: Jerome Woodwark

Listen to extract
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