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).

Welcome to the opera. We will now perform for you the entire history of England. England is a small nation containing many things but mostly it is a small nation containing sheep.

Come with us on a high-speed journey through the entire history of our modest little home. Starting from the beginning of time and bouncing through the Stone and Bronze Ages, the brutal Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions, the power-crazed whims of the Tudors, the Black Death, colonialism and the highs and lows of the 20th century until we’re left standing on the edge of the white cliffs of time looking out into the future. Buckle up!

11 July 2022

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

1 July 2019

Nottingham Playhouse, in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse

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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