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Award- winning OperaUpClose returns to Stroud, this time with a new opera especially written for children – Ulla’s Odyssey  

An enchanting nautical fantasy, it tells the story of fourteen-year-old Ulla who is attempting to become the youngest person to sail the world single-handedly in her trusty sailing boat ‘The Homer’.  With only her cat to keep her company as she navigates the high seas, all is not plain sailing for our heroine as she encounters mythical creatures and obstacles on her journey. 

Winner of both the Flourish New Composition Award (2014) and Opera Factory’s Composition competition (2012), the production is directed by OperaUpClose's Associate Director, Valentina Ceschi (who brought us The *Elixir of Love* at the Cotswold Playhouse in 2014)

This show is inspired by Homer's* Odyssey*, includes live music and puppetry and is suitable for children aged 7+, families and any adult with a sense of fun and wonder.

For some background on Ulla’s Odyssey watch this trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfTv2sa2QyM

And the cast are also giving two workshops before the show for those who like to’ sing a story’

See the Festival Page for a list of events and how to book.

Minpins Children’s Choir

Stroud Choral Society’s popular children’s choir for ages 8 – 13 was founded two years ago with support from the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. They will be performing in the Museum’s ‘secret’ garden on Sunday 9 July at 3.30pm.  Programme details will be announced nearer the time.

If you haven’t yet heard this delightful choir you can find out more about them and get details of their performances on stroudchoral.org/home/minpins/

See the Festival Page for a list of events and how to book.