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Buy Tickets The Lighthouse

Peter Maxwell Davies’ most frequently performed opera, The Lighthouse, is based on a real-life account of the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers on the island of Flannan.

A very intense, suspenseful night of music theatre describes the cramped and foggy conditions at the lighthouse, and the claustrophobia of the court hearing at which the relief keepers give their account of the incident. Each of the keepers is depicted with penetrating insight, so that beneath their calm, blameless exteriors the audience senses a troubled past.

Davies’ theatrical score ratchets up the tension with consummate skill; moments of lyric beauty, banjo-accompanied ballads, and hymn-inspired movements lead to a powerful, percussive conclusion. This is modern English music at its most theatrically effective.  Read the composer's notes on Peter Maxwell Davies' official website by clicking here.

Watch the interview below with composer Peter Maxwell Davies:

New production sung in English
Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

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Book Tickets online now or ring our box office on 01423 502 116

01 November 2012 7.30pm Tickets Available

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Full Price £22
See 2 shows for £40
See all 3 shows for £54

There are limited number of £5 tickets* available for Under 26s for this show.

HURRY! Book your Early Bird tickets* at £10 each before 1 October - there's only a limited number available!

(*max 4 tickets per booking. Grand Hall/Stalls seating only.)

Group discounts (parties of 8 or more) and family tickets are also available. Please contact Box Office for more details.


Harrogate Theatre Main House

Venue : Harrogate Theatre
Auditorium : Harrogate Theatre Main House
Company : English Touring Opera
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