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16 Jun – 22 June 2019

The Chronic Identity Crisis of Pamplemousse

Greg Caffrey

Pamplemousse the grapefruit is upset. And lonely.

His mouse neighbours aren’t very friendly unless he’s crying sweet juicy tears and what makes it worse is he can’t squeeze through their mousehole to try to get to know them. Will he ever find someone who likes him just as he is?

Join us for the heartening tale of Pamplemousse’s identity crisis, set against evocative and playful music by local composer Greg Caffrey. The opera will be performed by the NI Opera Studio and the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble.

Here’s our Dramaturg, Judith Wiemers, talking about the story:

Suitable for children 7+

Duration: 30 minutes

British Theatre Guide enchanting, engaging chamber opera in miniature...'


'Despite its economy of scale and slender resources, The Chronic Identity Crisis of Pamplemousse is an enchanting, engaging chamber opera in miniature that also manages to be charming, lively, thoughtful and fun.' British Theatre Guide

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Francesco Giusti

John Porter

Nathan Morrison

Rebecca Murphy
Jessica Hackett
Ben Escorcio
David Corr
Berus Komarschela

Creative Team

Composer and librettist
Greg Caffrey

Sinead Hayes

Caitriona McLaughlin

Associate Director
Justine Doswell

Costume Designer
Katie Davenport

Set Designer
Deirdre Armstrong

Lighting Designer
Sebastian Pizarro

Creative Producer
Kate Guelke

Dramaturg/Outreach Facilitator
Judith Wiemers

Keith McAlister

Hard Rain Soloist