BEOWULF - Charles Court Opera's fifth annual legendary boutique panto, promises to scale new heights of sublime silliness

Charles Court Opera in association with Rosemary Branch Theatre present

Charles Court Opera's fifth annual legendary boutique panto 

Beowulf, Charles Court Opera's fifth annual legendary boutique panto at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, promises to scale new heights of sublime silliness as the most scholarly epic of Anglo-Saxon literature is given a wickedly entertaining Christmas makeover by a cast of nine classically trained singers, including the Eaton-Young Piano Duo in cameos.

Join Beowulf, along with Grendel, Grendel's mother, his sidekick Wiglaff, King Hrothgar and a bladderful of other characters in a maelstrom of bad jokes, great music, excruciating audience participation and downright dangerous dough dodging.

And there are seven Adults Only extra saucy performances! 

Beowulf, runs from Friday 9 December to Sunday 8 January. 

Press night is Saturday 10 December at 7.30pm

Charles Court Opera was formed in 2005 by John Savournin as a platform for young talent in opera, operetta and music theatre.  Nearly six years after their first production, CCO has produced over 20 operas, musicals and pantomimes, and numerous concert performances around the country and overseas, in venues ranging from an Islington pub theatre to the National Concert Hall in Dublin.  They are now respected as one of the UK’s most exciting and diverse young opera and theatre companies.



“Outrageously funny...a show that shimmies across the high wire of taste and still manages to make it to the other side”
Time Out Critics' Choice 2009 for Dick Whittington


“Raucously good fun... performed with good humour and gusto by an exceptionally talented cast of classically trained singers. 
Everything panto should be”
 Time Out Critics' Choice 2010 for Robin Hood


Director John Savournin 
Musical Director  James Young
Set Designer James Perkins
Costume Designer Martina Trottmann
Lighting Designer Nic Holdridge

Accompanied by the Eaton-Young Piano Duo (Park Lane Young Artists) 
and drummer Ben Calvert (Killing Joke and Calvin Harris)

Listings info

Rosemary Branch Theatre 
2 Shepperton Road Islington 
Box Office: 020 7704 6665

Friday 9 December 2011 - 
Sunday 8 January 2012

December 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22*, 27, 28, 29, 30*, 31* & January 3, 4, 5, 6*, 7*, 8*
*Adults Only performances

December 10, 11, 20, 22, 27, 29, 31 & January 7, 8 

7.30pm shows £17.00 / £15.00 (concs)
3.00pm shows £12.00 / £10.00 (concs)
No concessions between January 3 & 8

Adults only shows £20.00 
(includes a glass of fizz)

Under 10s £5.00
Small children on laps free