Highbury Opera Theatre are proud to present the fully-staged London premiere of Kurt Weill’s final 1949 musical with words by Maxwell Anderson based on Alan Paton’s novel Cry, the Beloved Country
Lost in the Stars gives passionate voice to Alan Paton’s powerful, uncompromising social indictment of apartheid South Africa. Written in 1948, the stirring story is of two ageing men—a black country parson and a separatist white British planter—who are brought together by a shared grief. With a powerful score often compared to Porgy and Bess, Lost in the Stars lays bare the tragedy of social barriers among all people, yet ends with a deeply moving promise of reconciliation and hope for the future.
Event Date: 17/10/2016 – 19/10/2016
Organiser: Highbury Opera Theatre
Event website: Lost in the Stars
Event cost: £12 adults/£8 concessions