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Rap x Gilbert and Sullivan

Every Wednesday from 9th June – Thursday 15th July

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 

Ages: 17-19yrs 

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