The fantasy football opera
Innovative choral theatre designed for your needs
Goalmouth! is an unusual opera that celebrates two great passions of life: football and music. Recognising that there is no game without the fans, it puts the choral spectators at the heart of the action. They live out the hopes and dreams for their teams in glorious harmony.
This exciting project will be specifically adapted to your own community's needs bringing you a tailor-made performance you will never forget - contact us here!
The first performance of Goalmouth! at The Sage Gateshead combined the musical and physical talents of Korasong Radio from the UK and Mophato Dance Theatre from Botswana, with a cross-generational scratch choir of singers from the North East of England. It facilitated community development on several levels; providing crucial training with world class practitioners for Mophato, as a fledging dance company and an unforgettable opportunity for the singers from a variety of backgrounds to take part in a unique animated choral experiment!
The concept has been adapted for projects in Malawi, Botswana and UK. Click here for more info.
Click here to view the heart-warming documentary about the making of Goalmouth! by the Africa Channel.
Goalmouth! was devised, written and composed by Jeremy Avis, Rebecca Askew and master kora player, Surahata Susso.
With heartfelt thanks to choral director John Forsyth, dancer/choreographer Nuno Da Silva, choreographer/director Luca Silvestrini, lighting designer David Holmes and manager Peter Conway.