The Itch Witch

There's a run of shows of my children's opera, "The Itch Witch" written with Toby Litt, starting on the 24th March in Whitehaven, 28th in Bury St Edmunds and 29th in Launceston.

This is the story of how some brave children decide to fight back against the Itch Witch and her nits with the only weapon they have - combs!

Written by composer Emily Hall and librettist Toby Litt, The Itch Witch forms part of Mahogany Opera Group's nationwide project ‘Snappy Operas’ - ten miniature operas from British artists, created with and performed by children aged 7-11 from across the country.

See-through squares

we had fun at Kings Place on Wednesday debuting our new instrument made in collaboration with David Sheppard and Ann-Margreth-Bohl. It's an instrument which triggers sounds and sequences I've composed as the squares are turned and prodded. As the squares turn they throw beautiful shadows on the walls. It fits in a suitcase so I'm taking it to various other gigs in the near future...