The Francis Bacon Opera
    By Stephen Crowe

    23:00, Wed 6th May 2015 - Sat 9th May 2015 at ADC Theatre
    Easter Week 2

    'The future of new opera' - The Independent
    'Profoundly funny and original' - What's On Stage

    In 1985, Melvyn Bragg interviewed Francis Bacon for the South Bank Show. They chatted about art and life and then got drunk on TV.

    In 2012, the contemporary composer Stephen Crowe came along and set this interview to music. The result is a brilliantly absurd, ridiculous, comic experimental short opera.

    Join us as we venture into the studio and into the mind of one of the 20th century's greatest artists (and drag Melvyn Bragg along on the way).


    Francis Bacon -
    Melvyn Bragg -


    Piano -

    Production Team

    Director -
    Musical Director -
    Producer -
    Stage Manager -
    Set Designer -
    Projectionist / Lighting Designer -
    Publicity Designer -
    Production Assistant -