English Touring Opera performing again at Acomb Explore

We are really pleased to welcome back English Touring Opera once again to Acomb Explore Library on Saturday  2 June to perform their latest opera for young people.

Shackleton’s Cat is aimed at a family audience. Singers, players, a puppet and an ingenious set combine to tell the story of the voyage and destruction of the Endurance, with survival against the odds.

The story itself begins in 2018, when scientists measuring the alarming changes in the levels of the polar sea-ice make an astonishing discovery: the bones of a cat. They belong to Mrs Chippy, the carpenter’s cat on the Endurance, and best friend to the young Welsh stowaway Perce Blackborow. At the heart of the opera is Shackleton himself, perhaps the greatest expedition leader of all time. The opera follows the crew as the men set sail from Buenos Aires to their incredible rescue after months of hardship.

The performance is suitable for age 6 and upwards.

The tickets are £4 per person or a family ticket for 4 people for £15 and booking is essential.

Book your place at any Explore York Library or by Telephone (01904) 552651.

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