Smiles Bet­ter

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

If you want to give your dogs more love, then what you've got's not good enough. If you want to give the world more love, the smile you've got's not good enough. Wipe that smile off your face, put a new one in it's place.

When The Smile Troopers arrive, with their dazzling new invention, The Smile Hoover, the people of Smileybridge are tempted to swap their old smiles for huge, shiny, new ones. The dogs of Smileybridge are not so sure…

This new Snappy Opera was developed remotely, during the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, with two year 6 classes from Holystone Primary School in North Tyneside.

15 June 2023

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

11 July 2022

Playhouse Whitley Bay in partnership with North Tyneside Music Education Hub

24 May 2022

Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, in partnership with Edinburgh International Festivals


Commissioned by Mahogany Opera Group and North Tyneside Music Education Hub as part of Mahogany Opera’s Snappy Operas programme.


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The commission of Smiles Better was Supported by the Finn Family Fund, Dr Joan Hester and the PRS Foundation.

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