Wednesday, May 24, 2006

King Billy - the Opera

Yup everyone's writing opera these days! I've been approached by a Dublin based opera company to write a ten minute opera, with a view to expanding it to a full length production if it works out. Having been given free rein to write about any subject that takes my fancy I've come up with a story called 'The Two Williams', which features King Billy (that's King William to you) on the eve of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 accidentally changing places with his modern equivalent - a washed up drunk whose only job in life is to lead the Orange parade every Twelfth of July. Plan is to showcase the opera at a venue in Belfast, possibly the Grand Opera House. Will keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. King Billy the Opera would get me going to the opera (there's a first for everything)I'd love to see Bloody Sunday - on Ice what do you think?