Leoe & Hyde will present their most ambitious project to date this summer; a fearlessly caustic satire fusing the most vaunted production in the history of classical opera with one of pop culture’s most explosively tragicomic unions: The Marriage of Kim K.
The tour opens at Two, Manchester (part of Greater Manchester Fringe) tomorrow (15 July), followed by dates at the Pavillion Arts Centre, Buxton, (part of Buxton Festival Fringe), the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham (part of Birmingham Festival), the Arcola Theatre, London (part of Grimeborn) and finally C Venues, Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
What do Mozart and Kim Kardashian have in common?
Well, Kim’s 2011 marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries began with a televised fairytale wedding and ended just 72 days later when a mysterious divorce was filed. This epic failure of love is just one of three collapsing marriages at the centre of this brisk, hilarious and vaultingly ambitious rewrite of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.
Three squabbling couples. Three styles of music. One big problem: how to love in a world of bitter differences? This bitingly satirical work is a romp through Mozart’s masterpiece combining pop, electronic and classical music into a musical for every audience from discerning opera-goers to reality TV-devotees, and carrying with it a heartfelt reminder of the power of love in a time of division.
Featuring music from genre-transcending string quartet Echo Chamber, The Marriage of Kim K pays full reverence to the brilliance of Mozart’s canon, while adding a contemporary twist in the rebellious, subversive spirit of the great man himself.
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