Forthcoming Productions

The Tale of Januarie

Poster for The Tale of Januarie

A comedy of love and age, the opera is based on Chaucer’s The Merchant’s Tale. Sung in Middle English, it has been created by an all Guildhall team. For more details go to GSMD events.

Monday 27 February, Wednesday 1, Friday 3, Monday 6 March 2017, 7pm at Silk Street Theatre

Tickets £25 (£15 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from 6 January 2017. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members.


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Stephen Plaice at a reading

Stephen Plaice is a dramatist working in opera, theatre and film. In the last decade he has become one of Britain's leading librettists and bookwriters for musical theatre.


* With the composer Jamie Man Stephen has recently written a children’s opera Counting Sheep for Mahoganny Opera. Snappy Opera logoThis is one of five Snappy Operas currently touring schools up and down the country which are performed by the children themselves. For further details see:

* Stephen has recently co-edited a poetry anthology, The Fonthill Poets, bringing together the work of the group he belonged to in the 1980s. Read more...
The Fonthill Poets cover

* Stephen is Writer in Residence in the Composition Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he co-runs the Opera Making and Writing MA. He is also researching his forthcoming book Who Wrote the Libretto?
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* Stephen has completed the libretto for Amy, commissioned by the Royal Swedish Opera. It is scheduled for performance in 2020. The  composer is Rolf Martinsson. This mainstage production is an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novella Amy Foster
Royal Swedish Opera House

* YouTube is now hosting clips of Act One and Act Two of the recent Culturgest production of Paint Me in Portugal (the links will open in a new tab or window).