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"Look at all those stars in the truck.
It's delivering them to the night time."

Hilarious, heart-breaking & profound I DO NEED ME offers an insight into the trials and tribulations of being two and three quarters. A show that speaks to the child in us all.

Peculiar and poetic, the real-life words of a toddler are brought to boisterous life in this new solo opera through the anarchic noises of Oliver Brignall's (Roles V&A; Palace of Junk, Mahogany Opera Group) bold graphic score. Starring ENO Harewood Artist Will Morgan and Percussionist Nathan Gregory.

Composer Oliver Brignall
Librettist & Director Poppy Burton-Morgan
Co Director Mary Franklin
Assistant Director Ella McCarthy

Tenor Will Morgan
Percussion Nathan Gregory 

Tête à Tête Opera Festival

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"The girls didn't like it. They thought it looked funny.
Tutus are for boys!"

Taking a delightful child’s eye view of the world, I'M NOT A BIT LIKE A CLOWN captures the playfulness and freewheeling energy of a toddler exploding traditional gender stereotypes

Bonkers and boisterous, the real-life words of a toddler are brought to joyous life in this new solo opera by award winning Composer Laura Bowler (BBC Radio Three) who's recently returned from creating a new opera in Antarctica. Starring Percussionist Nathan Gregory and non-binary soprano Alexandra Bork.

Composer Laura Bowler
Librettist & Director Poppy Burton-Morgan


Soprano Alexandra Bork
Percussion Nathan Gregory

Tête à Tête Opera Festival

Developed at the V&A while Metta were Opera Artists in Residence.
Supported by Arts Council England