Clocks 1888: The Greener

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We interviewed Rachana Jadhav and Dr Dominic Hingorani, the Co-Artistic directors of Brolly Productions and Clocks 1888 - the greener about this new epic opera premiering at Cast in April about where this new piece of work came from.

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Steampunk Social - Sat 16 Apr from 4pm

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Ladies and Gentlemen, you are cordially invited to attend a Steampunk Social before the 7.30pm performance on Saturday the 16th of April of Clocks 1888 at Cast in the township of Doncaster. The 'Social' will commence from 4pm, and respectable individuals are invited to gather to celebrate this...

Clocks 1888: The Greener
Brolly Productions

In association with Cast and Hackney Empire


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 ‘The clock runs the East End...n’ I run the clock’

Drawing on musical theatre, music hall and the Asian classical music; Clocks 1888 takes place against a visually stunning digitally animated backdrop.

At the heart of the story is 'the Greener'’, a brilliantly clever young migrant girl who single-handedly runs the towering clock that controls the East End. When she is discovered by a gentleman explorer, they are forced to choose between the worlds they know and each other. 

The critically acclaimed cast reflect the diversity of the nineteenth century East London setting and includes Patricia Rozario OBE (English National Opera) and Keisha Atwell (Memphis The Musical). The opera’s themes of immigration and cultural heritage are as relevant today as they were back in 1888.

Brolly’s epic new steampunk opera tells a powerful story of love and survival that takes you on an extraordinary journey into the animated world of the clock.

Please note: this production contains graphic language of a sexual nature


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£17 / £15 concessions / £10.50 schools / £14.50 Groups 10+ / £13.50 Groups 30+ (Includes a 50p per ticket booking fee, not charged if paying by cash)

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  • Theatre Design Workshop

    Sat 16 Apr

    A designer for a theatre production will translate the ideas and vision of a writer or Director into the visual. This will often be incorporated through scenic art or set construction, costume and increasingly in projection on stage, as well as in publicity material.  Theatre designers draw...


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Definition of a greener (n) slang
a term for a newly arrived foreign immigrant often perceived as heathen and ignorant.

Creative Team
Libretto by Dominic Hingornai
Composed by Martin Ward
Designed by Rachana Jadhav

Keisha Atwell (Greener)
Patricia Rozario OBE (Ma)
Dickon Gough (Coster)
Adam Temple Smith (Author)


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