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Strauss classic on tour

PUBLISHED: 19:47 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 14:34 14 July 2010

Wymondham-based touring opera company Livewire rounds off its 2007/8 season in June and July with performances of Johann Strauss's popular operetta Die Fledermaus.

Wymondham-based touring opera company Livewire rounds off its 2007/8 season in June and July with performances of Johann Strauss's popular operetta Die Fledermaus.

The 20-strong company is touring its production to five venues this year: Wymondham High School, Folly Road, Wymondham (27th June/28th June), Aylsham High School (4th & 5th July), Queens Hall, Watton (11th July), The Canopy Theatre, Beccles (12th July) and Norwich Playhouse (18th/19th).

Strauss's light-hearted operetta, Die Fledermaus, is set in late nineteenth-century Vienna and combines a cast of colourful characters with some of opera's most popular musical moments in a story of love, laughter and sweet revenge.

The operetta tells how the respected Dr. Falke obtains his exquisite revenge on his friend Eisenstein for a prank played on him. Eisenstein had left Falke in the middle of the town square sleeping off the effects of a fancy-dress party - with Falke still dressed in his bat costume. Falke became a laughing-stock around the town and decided to get his own back.

A forthcoming party at Prince Orlofsky's villa offers the opportunity he has been waiting for…

Performances start at 7.30 pm

Tickets are priced at £9 and £8 Concessions £7; Wymondham tickets are available from The Book Fountain, Wharton's Court, Wymondham and Geo R Reeve Damgate Corner, Wymondham; Watton tickets are obtainable from Mullenger & Co, High Street, Watton and Aylsham tickets are available from Barnwell's, Market Place, Aylsham. Tickets for Norwich and all other venues can also be obtained from the box office by phoning 01953 851543 or on the door.

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