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Our previous commissions since 2014.

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Big History Tower Hamlets photo credit Izzy Romilly 3

The Big His­to­ry of Lit­tle England

The entire his­to­ry of Eng­land from the big bang to the present day in 10 min­utes (well, 17 actually).

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Broth­er and sis­ter Pepíček and Aninku are too poor to buy milk for their sick moth­er. They sing for mon­ey in the street, but the evil organ grinder Brundibár chas­es them away.

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Count­ing Sheep

Too much cheese and too much choco­late means the Chil­dren must resort to count­ing Sheep to get to sleep. But what hap­pens when some dozy Ram­blers leave the gate open…?

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Dido’s Ghost

Our 2021 com­mis­sion from Errol­lyn Wallen and Wes­ley Stace

Feast Norfolk photo credit Joanna Millington 4

The Feast That Went Off With A Bang

There’s only one way this par­ty is going to end — Birds filled with Mice filled with Sausages filled with pre­mi­um gunpowder…

Folie a Deux

Folie à Deux

Insan­i­ty, elec­tric­i­ty and love col­lide in a son­ic voy­age into the shared psy­chosis known as folie à deux’, where a delu­sion is trans­mit­ted from one per­son to another.

Fox Pop Tower Hamlets photo credit Izzy Romilly 4


Who stole the bacon? And who bit the baby? If it wasn’t the Cats and it wasn’t the Dogs then it must have been those beat­box­ing Foxes…

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The Itch Witch

There is no way the kids are going to have their hair combed until they realise the nits have been sent by the ter­ri­fy­ing Itch-Witch…

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The Light­house Wave

Joan and her fam­i­ly of ani­mals liv­ing in and around the light­house are plunged into dark­ness by a huge wave that extin­guish­es the light – thank good­ness, for once, that the light­ning strikes…!

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Lost in Thought

A mind­full­ness opera

On what weft cropped

On what weft are woven the waters

A mon­u­men­tal new work from composer/​performer Rolf Hind in a real­i­sa­tion by Fred­er­ic Wake-Walk­er and com­mis­sioned by hcmf//

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Machine Dream

Hel­lo Machines! Hel­lo Smog! Can’t live with­out you, can’t live with you. So what do we do?

Magical Music Tree Villages Music Festival photo credit Peter Cripps 2

The Mag­i­cal Music Tree

The hunters are com­ing and if this tree falls, so do the Fish, Dodo and Uni­corn shel­ter­ing among its mag­i­cal musi­cal leaves…


The Moth­er

A moth­er and a son, a son and a moth­er. Things had to be this way and couldn’t be another.

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Mozart vs Machine

An elec­tron­ic essay col­lage opera mash­ing-up Mozart, elec­tron­ic sound and video.

Peck Tower Hamlets photo credit Izzy Romilly 2


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…

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The Rat­tler

The true and orig­i­nal sto­ry of Rumpelstiltskin

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The World’s Beat­ing Heart

The Ban­dormea­gles nev­er cry and the Zado­ran­tha nev­er laugh. And that is how they like it. But is that real­ly how they like it?

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Smiles Bet­ter

Noth­ing makes the peo­ple of Smi­ley­bridge smile more than play­ing in Pup­py Park every day with their beloved pet dogs.

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Teacups & Tentacles

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.

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