by Rhian Hutchings, December 29, 2019

An operatic space voyage through the history of human transport…

for children aged 6 – 12 years old and their families!

Captain Houston and Lieutenant Schmidt are counting down to take off. But something goes horribly wrong! Join them as they spin back in time and see cars, lorries, bikes, balloons and boats from their amazing spaceship. 

What will they learn about vehicles and what will they learn about each other? How will they get back to their own time? Come along on our operatic space voyage and find out!

Cast: Charmian Bedford, Luci Briginshaw, Peter Martin, Simon Wallfisch

Composer – Martyn Harry / Director – Rhian Hutchings / Designer – Bethany Seddon

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 – The Riverfront, Newport
Friday 27th March 2020 – Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Vehicles is a STEAM Education project and to accompany the opera we have created a special set of videos for KS2 pupils exploring forces. This Space Engineer Training Programme is introduced by Captain Houston, Tech Support and Emma the inventor.

Vehicles Resources for Schools – Exploring Forces

Funded by Oxford University, the John Fell Fund, Torch Research Centre and Action Transport Theatre.