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Following the Scottish Government’s update on 20 August to the route map out of the Covid-19 crisis, Scottish Opera has announced the Pop-up Opera roadshow, with three brilliant free shows on offer. These are cleverly re-written 25-minute versions of the full operas, A Little Bit of Don Giovanni and A Little Bit of The Gondoliers, while The Song of The Clyde has been created especially for families.

 The tour will kick off on Friday 4 September at The Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock before travelling to: Platform Theatre in Easterhouse, The Riverside Museum in Glasgow, Eden Court in Inverness, Heart of Hawick in the Borders, Edinburgh Zoo and the Museum of Flight in East Lothian. Further dates and locations will be announced as details are confirmed. Tickets will be available to reserve from Thursday 27 August.

 The shows are performed in a specially adapted trailer to create a portable stage to adhere with social distancing guidelines. While past productions of Pop-up Operas have accommodated both the audience and performers inside the mobile Theatre Royal trailer, this year performances are al fresco with a covered stage and audiences out front in the open air, seated in social/household bubbles.mobile Theatre Royal trailer, this year performances are al fresco with a covered stage and audiences out front in the open air, seated in social/household bubbles.

The shows are brought to life by storyteller Allan Dunn, singers Sarah Power, Stephanie Stanway, Aidan Edwards and Andrew McTaggart, instrumentalists Andrew Drummond Huggan, Sasha Savaloni and Ian Watt, and a series of colourful illustrations by Tim Gravestock, Otto Von Beech and Iain Piercy.

Performance DatesPop-Up Opera 2020

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Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock | Greenock

4 Sep, 14.30 4 Sep, 16.30 5 Sep, 12.30 5 Sep, 14.30 5 Sep, 16.30

National Museum of Flight | East Lothian

6 Sep, 12.45 6 Sep, 15.15

Platform, The Bridge | Easterhouse

11 Sep, 00.00

Riverside Museum | Govan

12 Sep, 00.00 13 Sep, 00.00

Eden Court Theatre | Inverness

19 Sep, 12.00 19 Sep, 14.30 19 Sep, 16.30 20 Sep, 12.00 20 Sep, 14.30 20 Sep, 16.30

Gytes Leisure Centre | Peebles

23 Sep, 12.00 23 Sep, 14.30

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Heart of Hawick, Tower Mill | Hawick

24 Sep, 12.00 24 Sep, 14.30

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Slessor Gardens | Dundee

25 Sep, 12.00 25 Sep, 14.30 25 Sep, 16.00

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Strathclyde Country Park | Motherwell

26 Sep, 12.00 26 Sep, 14.30 26 Sep, 16.00

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Edinburgh Zoo | Edinburgh

27 Sep, 11.00 27 Sep, 13.30 27 Sep, 15.00

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