About the show
Theatre Peckham and English Touring Opera present Rap X Gilbert and Sullivan
The model of a modern major general” – Hamilton…or opera?
Join rapper and writer John Akinde, also known as OSOM and Opera Singer Themba Mvula for this exciting new project in collaboration with Theatre Peckham. Through six ‘in person’ workshops culminating in a sharing event you will learn about rap, and opera through the operatic form of Gilbert & Sullivan. You may have heard loads of Gilbert & Sullivan before and just not realised it!
Through the sessions, you will work with John and Themba to learn about how to use your voice, both in rap, and opera. There will be opportunities for sound scaping, writing and performing your own lyrics – whether that will be as a rap or in song, you decide…
In the final session, your work will be recorded and shared on YouTube.
Where: Theatre Peckham
When: Every Wednesday, 7pm-8pm from 9 June – 14 July
1st session: Wednesday 9th June 2021
2nd session: Wednesday 16th June 2021
3rd session: Wednesday 23rd June 2021
4th session: Wednesday 30th June 2021
5th session: Wednesday 7th July 2021
6th session: Thursday 15th July 2021