tvfbtfrt performance - UtopiaBarbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ

Saturday 11 May
2.30pm to 4.30pm

Escape escapism through this new live work – a vivid, multi-musical opera about greed, aspiration and freedom.

‘The View From Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis’ enthusiastically sings and dances its way through inner and outer realities, sifting through its characters to reveal moments of golden clarity shared by all.

Are you really here?
How do you know you are?
Are you looking for confirmation from the person sitting next to you?
Do they know you?
How do they recognise you?

Come and experience this colourful, comi-tragic take on the cycle of life featuring sixteen new multi-genre musical compositions across three acts.

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“This comic opera, in the tradition of an English ballad or German singspiele, features solo odes, songs, ensembles, chorus and drama, interspersed with dialogue……This is art that brings the subjects down to earth and engages with the everyday.”
Niki Russell, Art Monthly

‘The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis’ is written and performed by artists and musicians Ravioli Me Away (Alice Theobald, Sian Dorrer and Rosie Ridgeway), with special guests Tom Hirst, Dean Rodney Jr, Onyeka Igwe, Eothen Stearn, Siobhan Mooney, Dan Mitchell, Ben Wallers, Scott Bradbury and Victor Jakeman.

An evening performance will also take place on 11 May from 7.30pm.


Tickets are £12 per person (inclusive of all booking fees and charges).

Book your tickets online here.

You can also purchase them in person from the Barbican Theatre or by calling the Box Office on 01752 267131, 11am-6pm Monday to Friday.

What is a Relaxed Performance?

Relaxed performances are ideal for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability.

  • the lights in the audience will be up so that it’s not too dark
  • you can make noise during the show
  • you can come and go as you please
  • small changes will be made to the lights and sound so that the performance is more accessible if you have sensory sensitivities