A new piece inspired by Janacek’s opera JENUFA, created by ENO youth company in partnership with Raw Material and Brixton Youth Theatre.

An truly amazing production – achieved in only five days at the spacious studios in West Hampstead north London.  A cast of 50 young people came from all over London, including our own Brixton crew and members from our Instrumental Zone music project, with a Raw Material musician working alongside the ENO team.

The group were able to explore Janacek’s music and themes from the opera Jenufa – that explored the secrets we may keep and what happens when the truth is revealed, a pertinent topic at the present time- and to create their own original interpretations of the theme, to write, devise and perform. An incredible production and experience for these emerging young performers.

This is our third collaboration with the ENO and its just gets better each time!

SUNDAY 6 MARCH 4pm – BRITISH MUSEUM GREAT COURT

Last minute rehearsals are underway with the ENO and Raw Material musicians who have been working with young people over the last few weeks at Brixton Youth Theatre. Akhnaten- 1 Million Years-  tells the story of the legendary Egyptian Pharaoh in this special adaptation.

The whole production relocated to larger rehearsal rooms in Paddington last weekend to work with jugglers, fire eaters and a choir of 100 in preparation for the show at the British Museum Great Court this SUNDAY 6 MARCH at 4pm.

An English National Opera, Raw Material, Brixton Youth Theatre collaboration