The Bear Goes Walkabout

  • A triple-bill touring production
  • Directed by Ella Marchment
  • The Bear composed by William Walton
  • Red As Blood composed by Joel Rust
  • Bare composed by Philip Ashworth
  • Rose Theatre, Kingston, London; Sage Gateshead, Newcastle; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; St Cyprian’s Church, Central London
  • Helios Collective and Melos Sinfonia
  • 2013

Fringe Opera ★★★★★

The artistic directors Oliver Zeffman and Ella Marchment are both in their early twenties, and the production was a remarkable achievement.

Fringe Opera

Broadway Baby ★★★★★

Events like The Bear Goes Walkabout are premonitions of the future of British classical music.

Ella Marchment’s Helios Collective is something to be excited about: our music is in their hands.

Ella Marchment’s direction is subtle but accomplished and creative.

Broadway Baby


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