Ghost Patrol

Scottish Opera & Music Theatre Wales
World premiere, 2012 Edinburgh International Festival
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Theatre Royal Glasgow, ROH2 London & UK Tour

Winner of South Bank Sky Arts Award for Opera 2013
Composer,Stuart MacRae  /  Libretto, Louise Welsh  /  Conductor, Michael Rafferty  /  Director, Matthew Richardson  /  Lighting, Ace McCarron  /  Video, Tim Reid

Credit list photographer:
1, 4, © Robbie Jack
2, 3, 5, 6, 7 © Clive Barda



★★★★★“,  ”Matthew Richardson’s production turns a chamber setting into grand opera, virtuosically designed by Samal Blak”
….Stuart MacRae’s three-hander about the scars of war, to a libretto by Louise Welsh, does everything modern opera is supposed to do: it asks questions, stirs the imagination, challenges complacency, grabs the heart. Oh, and it renews the art form, too. You come out feeling different – about love, life and death. And yet, despite such complexity of thought and feeling, MacRae and Welsh make opera seem simple: they get the essentials right…”
— Finantial times, Andrew Clarke

★★★★“, ”a gripping experience”
— The Scotsman, Carol Main

— The Guardian, Andrew Clements

“Samal Blak’s simple set – a bar, with stools, and TVs high on the wall behind the bar – is timeless”
— The Opera critic, Catriona Graham