If only the glorious Songbirds wouldn’t fly away at the end of summer, then the tourists would stay forever and the dastardly Bakers can have their cake and eat it…

Well fancy that we’re getting quite fat
It’s ever so nice to have a slice
We’re stuffing our face in a beautiful place
And summer in Sennen goes on and on

Each Summer the Tourists come to Sennen to guzzle the fabulous cakes baked by the Bakers of the Heavenly Bakery and enjoy the beautiful song of the famous Songbirds of Sennen, who peck up the crumbs. Thinking to make Summer last all year round, the Bakers use cake crumbs to lure the birds into a cage. The trapped Songbirds are sad but, while their captors enjoy themselves, they quietly peck their way to freedom. The Tourists and the Bakers find the Birds gone and are lured into the cage themselves. And taught a sticky lesson!

15 June 2023

Music Hall, Aberdeen, presented by Aberdeen Performing Arts as part of Light The Blue Festival

24 May 2022

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, in Partnership with Edinburgh International Festival

17 November 2021

Priory Primary School, Hull, in Partnership with Hull Music Service

4 July 2019

Wicksteed Park, Kettering, in Partnership with Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub


3 July 2019

Playhouse Whitley Bay, in partnership with North Tyneside Music Education Hub

1 July 2019

Nottingham Playhouse, in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse

29 June 2019

28 June 2019

Nevil Holt Opera, Market Harborough, in partnership with David Ross Education Trust

12 July 2018

Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven, in partnership with Rosehill Theatre

18 June 2018

Nevil Holt Opera, Market Harborough, in Partnership with Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub

28 March 2018

Saffron Hall, Essex, in partnership with Essex Music Education Hub

27 March 2018

St Anne’s, Limehouse, in partnership with Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service

26 March 2018

Beechwood High School, Slough, in partnership with Slough Music Service

22 March 2018

Bridlington Spa, in partnership with David Ross Education Trust

22 March 2018

Robert Smyth Academy, Leicester, in partnership with Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub


Commissioned by Mahogany Opera Group as part of Mahogany Opera’s Snappy Operas programme.


Arts Council England, The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust, The Bernarr Rainbow Trust, Foyle Foundation, The Kobler Trust, Lucille Graham Trust, Peermusic UK, PRS Foundation (Talent Development Fund), and those who wish to remain anonymous

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