Directed for Armonico Consort

Cast : Eliot Giuralarocca, Phillip Madoc, Anthony Pedley, Michael Burgess, Rebecca Hurley, Anna Sandstrom, Alex Ashworth, Gordon Adams, Phillip, John Joseph Furlong. Jose Triguero, Oceane Peillet, Katarina Rosen, Elizabeth Ann Atkinson, Trevor Boston Springfield

Creative Team

Directed by Eliot Giuralarocca

Original Direction - Anna Tolput

Musical Direction - Christopher Monks

Set Design - Helen Stewart

Lighting Design - Tom White

Cheoreography - Anna Gasparetto

TSM - Robin Turney-Smith

SM - Jade Nagi

Press Reviews

Despite the seriousness of the account of Monteverdi's last days, Eliot Giuralarocca's Irreverent, raucous production also captures the wonder, the comedy and the delight.

The Guardian


Anthony Pedley as Monteverdi gives what can only be described as a magnificent performance and, accompanied by two violins, two violas, cello, lute, harpsichord and percussion, the singers make lots of melting sound that is enhanced by the acoustic intimacy of the theatre. The final duet from Poppea is always ravishing, but particularly so tonight. Eliot Giuralarocca's superb production gives us an evening of sincerity without a hint of Monty Python.

Francis Reid : A Habit of Handel

Monteverdi's Flying Circus should win new friends for a composer who can sometimes seem a tad unapproachable. The show takes the most catchy and melodic extracts from Monteverdi's operas and madrigals, interleaved with the exuberant drama and set them against the background of carnival time in Venice. This is a stunning piece of theatre.

The Independent 

National Tour

Poole Lighthouse   

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds 

Salisbury Playhouse

St George's Hall, Bristol 

Lichfield Cathedral 

Buxton Opera House  

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Bridge House Theatre, Warwick