Children @ the Buxton Festival – ‘All the King’s Men’ (July 9, 12, 13 @ 5pm)

All the King’s MenAll the King’s Men
by Richard Rodney Bennett

An opera for young people

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s All The King’s Men is a moving and hugely enjoyable children’s opera, inspired by the popular ‘Humpty-Dumpty’ rhyme about a weapon created during the English Civil War.  Royalist soldiers attempt to seize control of Gloucester by building a siege-engine to cross the River Severn, but the river is widened – with devastating consequences.

Michael Barry directs a Festival cast and Derbyshire children in this classic of its kind.
Conductor – Ewa Strusinska
Director – Michael Barry
Designer – Nigel Hook


  • July 9, 12, 13 @ 5pm
  • Methodist Church
  • £10, children £5
  • 45 minutes

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