Men's Shed Opera
We have some exciting news! The acclaimed Swansea City Opera brings a new opera, Shoulder to Shoulder, to Clydach on Friday October 28th 2022.
Working with Men's Shed Cymru, co-directors Brendan Wheatley and Bridgett Gill visited different sheds across South Wales, including Clydach, to meet members and hear their stories. The opera reflects not only the struggles members have faced but also the strength and humour they have drawn on to overcome different challenges.
The are 5 soloists in the opera, 4 men and a lady, the lady is the daughter of one of the men in the story. It is about a man who has had very bad luck in his life, losing his job, his wife and then his son, and how joining a Shed (under pressure from his daughter) changed his whole life. There will be humorous scenes as well as emotional ones and we hear the stories of all four men before the opera finishes.
This is something different that is coming to Clydach. The opera is going to various places in Wales and Clydach is one of them, it is not often that an opportunity like this happens here. There will be an orchestra and a choir so it will be a wonderful opportunity for people to experience the world of opera on their doorstep.
We want to spread the word about the good work of the Shed movement so I hope the village of Clydach and the surrounding area will support us and come along to see the opera.
Date: Friday October 28th 2022
Venue: Clydach Community Centre, Vardre Road, SA6 5LP
Time: 7.30pm start, finishes approximately 9.30pm (2 hours with interval)
Cost: Adults £5.00, Children £3.00
Looking forward to seeing you all!