Teacups & Tentacles

A new Snappy Opera from composer Raymond Yiu and librettist Rusell Plows.

The fair has come to town, and after waiting all year the children are excited to ride the tea cups, hook a duck and consume their favourite fairground treats, leaving a trail of litter and plastic behind them. The children are disappointed when the fairground loses power, but this quickly turns to dread when an alien spaceship decends. Are the children doomed, or is the arrival of these strange beings the answer to all their problems?

With music by Raymond Yiu and libretto by Russell Plows, this new Snappy Opera was developed remotely, during the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, with a year 5 class from Hull, and is due for completion by Summer 2021.

Duration: 10 mins

Public Premiere

8 April 2022 – 02:00

The Venue, Leicester, in partnership with Leicestershire Music Hub

World Premiere

10 January 2022

Kingswood Parks Primary School, Hull, in partnership with Hull Music Service


Commissioned by Mahogany Opera Group and Hull Music Service as part of Mahogany Opera’s Snappy Operas programme.


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