Battersea Arts Centre transformed into Parisian music hall in Orpheus

Wandsworth Guardian: Theatre company Little Bulb Theatre company Little Bulb

A musical version of the mythological tale Orpheus is transporting audiences to a 1930's Parisian music hall.

Orpheus follows the character of Django Reinhardt on the 80th anniversary of the founding of jazz group Quintette du Hot Club de France.

The play tells the tale of Orpheus' ill-fated descent to the underworld to rescue his greatest love, Eurydice.

A live score of hot club jazz, opera and French chanson will be performed by an eight-piece orchestral ensemble.

Battersea Arts Centre's main space is being transformed into a Parisian music hall for the duration of the run.

The 20th century organ has been partially restored for use, with music, myth and mirth all making up the production.

Audiences are invited to Dress to Impress, with late night dancing on offer after Friday and Saturday shows.

A special menu has been created for anyone who wishes to dine at the theatre including beef bourguignon, cheese and charcuterie boards and champagne on offer.

Tickets to the event would make for a Valentine's Day gift with a difference, or for a fun group event.

Orpheus, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, April 8-May 17, Tickets £15-£25, doors 7.30pm, visit bac.org.uk or call 020 7223 2223

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