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    Default The Wasp Factory - Music Theatre - Bregenz, Austria - August 2013

    At this year's Bregenz Festival there is a production of The Wasp Factory as musical theatre.

    The festival website describes it as: "A work of music theatre by Ben Frost, text by David Pountney, after the novel by Iain Banks. For three performers, string quintet and electronic instruments. In English with German surtitles."

    Ben is an Australian composer based in Iceland

    The premiere is at 20:00 on Thursday 1 August 2013, with a second performance on Saturday 3.

    Details: http://www.bregenzerfestspiele.com/e...e-wasp-factory

    After Bregenz there is a possibility that it may be performed elsewhere in Europe.
    Last edited by daveh; 03-01-2013 at 04:40 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Sounds good, hope it makes it over to the UK
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    Further poking about on their website describes it as: "A production of Hebbel am Ufer and Laura Berman_Next in co-production with Holland Festival and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in association with the Cork Midsummer Festival and Mercat de les Flors / Graner, Barcelona."

    So I would hope those places will be staging it, but not until after August 2013, and possibly not until 2014.

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    The Royal Opera House have announced it as part of their 2013/14 season where it will be performed at the Linbury Studio Theatre. So it will be coming to London sometime after Bregenz.
    Source: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/royal-ope...-for-2013-2020

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    Good news indeed
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    A recording (as far as I can tell a studio recording rather than a live one) is being released on CD (and various download formats) on December 2nd (2016). Label is: Bedroom Community. Catalogue Number is: HVALUR25.

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    Seems to have been released on the 9th: https://bedroomcommunity.bandcamp.co...e-wasp-factory

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