SCOTTISH Opera’s Popup Opera is back on the road in 2017, and takes to the waves on Scotland’s first floating opera house, the converted pilot cutter Murray McDavid.
This year there will be performances of A Little Bit of Pirates of Penzance and A Little Bit of Bubble McBea, which is for children aged four to seven, on the Murray McDavid, sailing into marinas ‘doon the watter’ throughout summer.
There will also be special shows for schools in marinas down the Clyde, and at Portavadie Marina on June 18, with shows at noon, 2pm and 4pm.
Pop-up audiences can also catch these 25-minute shows, plus another A Little Bit of La Bohème, A Little Bit of Pirates of Penzance and A Little Bit of Bubble McBea, on Scottish Opera’s fully accessible travelling opera house – a specially adapted trailer designed to look like a miniature Theatre Royal Glasgow. Each bite-sized production is brought to life by a narrator, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations.
Scottish Opera will be on its boat, the Murray McDavid, and specially adapted trailer below.