Clonter is 50 this year! Whilst we have a full programme lined up, there are still a few events that need some funding, and there is also the ongoing need for funding generally to continue to provide a nurturing and supportive place for emerging talent to flourish and entertain our audiences for generations to come.
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The Butterfly House
18 – 27 July

“On the day I am no longer in love you can hold my funeral”

“Almighty God touched me with his little finger and said, write for the theatre… I have obeyed the supreme command!”

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Clonter has commissioned a new play about the life of Giacomo Puccini, with music from 6 of his best  loved operas: Tosca, Madame Butterfly, La Bohème, La Rondine, Gianni Schicchi and Turandot, including the famous arias, Nessun dorma and O mio babbino caro.

The perfect introduction for newcomers and opera lovers alike.

This new drama takes us on a fast-paced roller-coaster journey through Puccini’s life, with his unashamedly romantic and dramatic music, reflecting the emotions he both experienced and provoked.

 

Puccini famously said of himself:

“On the day I am no longer in love you can hold my funeral”

“Almighty God touched me with his little finger and said, write for the theatre… I have obeyed the supreme command!”
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All the arias and duets will be sung in Italian with English surtitles and all dialogue spoken in English.
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Recommended for ages 14+
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Trigger Warning

This production includes references to suicide and infidelity, with a scene of physical violence and death.

This production will also contain flashing lights.
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Performances

Thurs 18 July (Matinee – Public Dress Rehearsal – Inc. Pre-Performance Talk)

Never been to an opera before? Why not come to the public dress rehearsal of The Butterfly House, which includes a 20-minute pre-performance talk.

Tickets £25, FREE for 26-year-olds and under (ID may be required)
Doors Open 2pm
Director’s Talk 2.30pm
Performance Starts 3pm
Interval 30 minutes. The audience is welcome to bring a pre-performance picnic. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm on the Monday before the performance.
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Sat 20 July (Opening Night – Inc. Pre-Performance Talk & Filmed)

Tickets £55, £50, £45, £35, FREE for 26-year-olds and under (ID may be required)
Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) Available until 31 March
Group Discount (10% Discount) 10+
U3A Discount (10% Discount) – Redeemable by phone only
Doors Open 6pm
Director’s Talk 6.30pm
Performance Starts 7pm
Interval 70 minutes. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm on the Wednesday before the performance.
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Sun 21 July (Matinee)

Tickets £55, £50, £45, £35, FREE for 26-year-olds and under (ID may be required)
Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) Available until 31 March
Group Discount (10% Discount) 10+
U3A Discount (10% Discount) – Redeemable by phone only
Doors Open 2pm
Performance Starts 3pm
Interval 30 minutes. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm on the Wednesday before the performance.
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Tues 23 July (Inc. Pre-Performance Talk)

Tickets £45, £40, £35, £25, FREE for 26-year-olds and under (ID may be required)
Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) Available until 31 March
Group Discount (10% Discount) 10+
U3A Discount (10% Discount) – Redeemable by phone only
Doors Open 6.30pm
Performance Starts 7.30pm
Interval 30 minutes. The audience is welcome to bring a pre-performance picnic. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm on the Thursday before the performance.
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Thurs 25 July

Tickets £55, £50, £45, £35, FREE for 26-year-olds and under (ID may be required)
Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) Available until 31 March
Group Discount (10% Discount) 10+
U3A Discount (10% Discount) – Redeemable by phone only
Doors Open 6pm
Performance Starts 7pm
Interval 70 minutes. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm on the Monday before the performance.
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Sat 27 July

Tickets £65, £60, £55, £45, FREE for 26-year-olds and under (ID may be required)
Early Bird Ticket (10% Discount) Available until 31 March
Group Discount (10% Discount) 10+
U3A Discount (10% Discount) – Redeemable by phone only
Doors Open 6pm
Performance Starts 7pm
Interval 70 minutes. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm on the Wednesday before the performance.
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TICKETS ARE FREE for anyone under the age of 26, NHS staff, those who use food banks, home educating families, refugees and Max Card holders. Group booking discount available for all performances except Dress Rehearsal. School group bookings accepted for Thurs 18th & Tues 23rd July. Recommended for ages 14+.
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Priority Booking for Patrons Fri 1 Mar
Priority Booking for Friends Fri 8 Mar
General Sale Fri 15 Mar
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Drink Arrangements – Please note that any drink consumed inside the premises must be purchased from the bar. For Friends and Patrons of Clonter who wish to bring their own drink, a corkage fee of £4 per person will apply (payable in advance on 01260 224514).
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