The Perfect Picnic, a comic piece of opera theatre set to the music of Mozart, comes to Jermyn Street theatre from 15 January to 2 February.
Produced by Opera On The Run, The Perfect Picnic combines elements of theatre and opera in a light hearted and quintessentially British tale of love and misunderstanding.
The story follows newly redundant accountant David Sterling and his long-suffering girlfriend Sarah, who mysteriously receive tickets to an outdoor summer opera gala at which, it transpires, David’s ex-wife and rising opera star, Rachel, is performing. When Rachel’s new boyfriend, the flamboyant celebrity TV designer Michael de Haughton-Tours, lays eyes on Sarah, his attention is transferred immediately from the stage to the stalls. It is during the interval, however, that events unfold with more drama than the opera itself.
Opera On The Run’s previous productions include A Comedy Of Arias, Spaghetti Opera and Turning Heads, seen at the Edinburgh Festival. The Perfect Picnic is written and directed by Ian Bloomfield and Tim Armstrong-Taylor, both of whom also star in the show as Michael and David respectively. The cast also includes Cheryl Enever, Lynn Marie Boudreau and Clare Kinson.