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    Play, Sun 2 Nov 2014


    The Gulbenkian Theatre

    01227 769075


    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NB

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    This autumn, don’t miss Glyndebourne’s limited release of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, available in selected cinemas as part of Glyndebourne Tour 2014. Melly Still’s playful production provides the perfect Sunday afternoon escape for all the family…

    Perhaps the only opera to be inspired by a newspaper cartoon strip, every morning Janáček would catch up with the latest exploits of the mischievous vixen Bystrouška. He became such a dedicated follower of her adventures that he responded with an outpouring of music which evokes the wooded rolling hills of the composer’s homeland of Moravia.

    Melly Still’s ‘colourful and joyous’ (Wall Street Journal) Festival 2012 interpretation makes the Vixen’s encounter with life in the forest both heart breaking and humorous, and painfully real.

    Creative team
    Conductor Vladimir Jurowski
    Director Melly Still
    Set Designer Tom Pye
    Costume Designer Dinah Collin
    Lighting Designer Paule Constable
    Choreographer Maxine Doyle

    Forester Sergei Leiferkus
    Vixen (Bystrouška) Lucy Crowe
    Fox Emma Bell
    Parson / Badger Mischa Schelomianski
    Harašta, a poacher William Dazeley
    Forester's Wife / Owl Jean Rigby
    Schoolmaster/Mosquito Adrian Thompson
    Pásek, Innkeeper Colin Judson
    Innkeeper’s Wife Sarah Pring
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

    The Glyndebourne Tour is supported by Arts Council England. Tour 2014 is sponsored by the Daily Mail.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sun 2 Nov 2014 14:00
    Running time: 160 mins, interval of 15mins


    Tickets £15
    Student & Child £10



    See location of Gulbenkian Cinema on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 140599  Lat: 51.29799 Long: 1.06832

    By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.

    By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.

    By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibuse 08702 433 711

    Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.

    Parking: free

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station

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