The Wrong Crowd makes inventive, playful and compelling theatre. We want to tell stories that take an audience across a threshold, into a surprising and immersive world. Fusing aspects of visual storytelling, including puppetry, physicality, live action and music, we aim to delight cross-generational audiences and remind them of the wonder of live theatre.

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An Opera North/The Wrong Crowd co-production

Composed by Jonathan Dove using a libretto by Alasdair Middleton
An operatic adventure for all the family
2 April – 3 May 2015

Against his mother’s wishes, Lemminkäinen travels to the icy north in search of a bride. There impossible tasks await him. He must face the Devil’s elk and the swan on Death’s river but little does he know that an unseen danger is lurking in the shadows.

“This show has a down-home charm reinforced by wittily imaginative puppetry”
The Independent ✭✭✭✭

"Ingenious theatrical economy...this opera was a total charmer"
The Guardian ✭✭✭✭

“Both music and staging are expertly crafted, there are gasps of delight from both kids and adults”
The Times



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