Scrap and Scratch Opera

Scrap Operas video (1989-90).

This is a newly edited 15 minute guide to the process of creating a piece for up to 250 performers in 6 hours flat, from scratch and from scrap.

You will see children with performers such as Rosie Ashe, Andrew Shore, Stewart Copeland, Evelyn Glennie, Jonathan Dove and Bill Oddie get stuck into French Revolution and Rainforest events.

Many thanks to Douglas Lowndes for the original film (shot on U-matic tape with VHS inserts) and Richard Duncker for making this edit from a digitised copy.

Scrap and Scratch Opera was a ground-breaking venture in its time; I will tell the story in more detail soon.

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