Rocking Horse Winner

Winner of 5 Dora Awards

Libretto by Anna Chatterton, Music by Gareth Williams
Based on the short story by D.H. Lawrence

A Tapestry Opera Production
Co-commissioned by Scottish Opera and Tapestry Opera

May 27 – June 4, 2016
Berkeley Street Theatre (Downstairs)

A modern adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s short story, Rocking Horse Winner explores the relationship between Paul, a young man with developmental challenges, and his emotionally distant mother. Paul becomes dangerously obsessed with solving the “bad luck” of his family in order to win his mother’s love. His pursuit awakens a strange magic that connects him to luck, but also to powerful voices only he can hear. In our new age of entitlement Rocking Horse Winner is an intimate, psychological look at love, “luck”, and greed.

Music Director: Jordan de Souza
Director: Michael Hidetoshi Mori
Set Designer: Camellia Koo
Lighting Designer: Michelle Ramsay
Costume Designer: Ming Wong

Starring:
Carla Huhtanen
Keith Klassen
Peter McGillivray
Asitha Tennekoon
Sean Clark
Aaron Durand
Erica Iris
Elaina Moreau

2016 Feature World Premiere Sponsor

 The Maxwell Meighen Foundation

Hal Jackman Foundation
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