Rhondda Rips It Up!
June 26th 7:45 pm
Welsh National Opera presents an uproarious comic entertainment
Rhondda Rips It Up! is a riotous romp through the life of Margaret Haig Thomas (Lady Rhondda), the Newport suffragette whose activities paved the way for women’s rights in the personal, professional and political worlds.
Performed in a classic music hall style, with original songs inspired by the suffragette slogans, this tongue-in-cheek production takes you on a whirlwind tour of the inspiring activist’s mission.
We’re guided through the story by our very own Emcee played by Lesley Garrett, as Lady Rhondda (Madeleine Shaw) takes on politicians, peers and a post box as she marches towards the House of Lords.
Click below to watch a series of videos showing the WNO creative team explore the inspiration behind the opera, and the process they go through to create an opera…