Production Stage Manager
Director: Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
Music Director: Victoria Hofflin
Rotten Kid is an opera in one act inspired by a Chinese folk tale. Rotten Kid tells the story through words, music, projection and live shadow play in an economical and tourable production. It can easily be adapted to different, often unconventional performance spaces.
Rotten Kid, whose father left when he was very young, lives with Mother in a provincial town. He’s fallen into bad habits, and is a regular at the town’s gambling den. When he stakes – and loses – not only the last of his money, but Mother’s horse and her house, it’s time for radical action. Rotten Kid sets himself up as a Marriage Broker, determined to rescue the household from bankruptcy by finding a wealthy suitor for Mother. But an unexpected figure turns up, and events take a new direction...
Rotten Kid premiered on Wednesday, 30th of June, 19:00 - 19:30 at Milton Court Concert Hall of Guildhall School of Music & Drama