The Hidden Valley

A Richard Barnard / Operasonic Production Dewi stumbles into a Hidden Valley and falls in love with Ariene, a river princess whose father is not to be messed with! This is a magical world of talking beetles, scheming crows and a search for love against the odds. The cast and live band includes some of the UK’s finest singers and musicians including Juice Vocal Ensemble and soprano Laura Pooley.

Recommended for age 8+ | Running Time: 75 mins

Performances took place at St George's Bristol on 29th & 30th June and 1st July 2016

Watch highlights from the production and see pictures from rehearsals and performances in our media archive.

Hidden Valley workshops took place in schools across Bristol in April & May 2016 and pupils created collages of valley landscapes which you can also find in our media archive.

The Hidden Valley will enchant all ages. Creative, inventive, and beautiful… An absolute treat!” - Charlotte Valori of Bachtrack

“They held us spellbound" - The Telegraph on Juice Vocal Ensemble

Words | Alan Harris

Music | Richard Barnard

Direction | Rhian Hutchings  

Design | Rebecca Wood Lighting

Design | Ace McCarron Valleys Chorus | Juice Vocal Ensemble

Ariene | Laura Pooley

Dewi | Aled Powys Williams

Modred | Piotr Lempa

Crow | Matt R J Ward

Beetles / Tenor & Bass | Rhys Bowden & Ashley Mercer