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Welsh National Opera - Blaze of Glory!

Live at
Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
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Tue 25 Apr and Sat 29 Apr 2023
  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Opera
2 hours 10 minutes
incl. interval
Cymru, coal and choral singing

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

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Tue 25 Apr and Sat 29 Apr 2023
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
2 hours 10 minutes incl. interval
Tue and Sat at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Set in a 1950s Welsh Valleys’ community Blaze of Glory! follows the fortunes of a small group of miners who embark upon a musical escapade by reforming their Male Voice Choir to raise spirits following a mining disaster.

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Led by their heroic Chorus Master and supported by the strong-willed women who stand by them, the men embark on a series of adventures: they kidnap a yodeller, take part in the historic trans-Atlantic link-up with Paul Robeson and blaze a trail to the Eisteddfodau and beyond.

Blaze of Glory! celebrates the Land of Song and how community spirit can triumph over adversity. Traditional Welsh harmonies blend with the a cappella sounds of the 1950s, operetta, gospel and big band as our intrepid band of gleemen Lindy Hop their way to glory. Join our men in blazers, for a feel-good performance which will make your heart sing.

Sung in English, with surtitles in Welsh and English

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Bristol Temple Meads
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
Bars open one hour before performance begins. The Piano Bar opens 90 minutes before the show where you can indulge with cocktails and champagne by the glass.
Hospitality suites available for private hire on 0117 302 3310.

The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on 16 December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre.

It is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.

Towards the beginning of the century, the theatre staged a variety of acts as a Music Hall. Since then, and due to the fact that it has one of the largest theatre stages in Britain, The Bristol Hippodrome has established itself on the touring circuit for all major musical productions, thus becoming known as Bristol’s West End Theatre.

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Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

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Tue 25 Apr and Sat 29 Apr 2023
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
2 hours 10 minutes incl. interval
Tue and Sat at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: