Peter Grimes

“I hear those voices that will not be drowned.”

It is 1912 in Walberswick and a young boy has died at sea. Peter Grimes is to blame, or so his fishing village thinks. Sentenced to isolation, Peter rebels against his community and takes a new apprentice, the sixteen-year-old son of his fiancée. Rumour spreads quickly on the wind and gossip rules the waves. A storm is coming for Peter Grimes…

Based on the beloved poem by George Crabbe, then made famous by Benjamin Britten’s opera, this new telling of the Grimes myth uses the death of a child to explore the dark and primal side of humanity, focused through an individual whose vicious isolation has troubled generations of writers.

(Text from Camdram)

The rolling sea reaching out for Peter Grimes.
Gabbie Bird and Joe Winters. Here I was going for candid photos, but I think Gabbie and Joe might have spotted the camera…

It was really fun to see how Gabbie and Joe worked. Peter Grimes is the main show at the ADC Theatre 16-20 February 2016. Go check it out!

— Johannes


Peter – Louis Norris
Mary – Em Miles
John – Tom Ingham
Benjamin – Robin McFarland
Helen – Eleanor Lind Booton
Chorus – Julia Xavier Stier, Katie Woods
Vic – Cecily Pierce
Chorus – Jonathan Ben-Shaul
Arthur – Josh McClure

Production Team
Producer – Sebastian Constantine
Associate Producer – Jack Rowan
Movement Director – Gabriella Bird
Publicity Designer – Amy Grounsell
Lighting Designer – Sam Payne
Sound Designer – Emily Galvin
Deputy Stage Manager – Oscar Yang
Technical Director – Theo Heymann
Stage Manager – Issy Houston
Writer-Director – Joe Winters
Assistant Director – Daniel Emery
Musical Director – Mae McAllister
Assistant Stage Manager – Mariella Brown

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