Rory BremnerI loved being involved with this project – the idea of setting a funny and fast-moving script to the original music was inspired, creating a lively and engaging experience that I’ve rarely experienced in classical music productions for a younger audience. It could become a kind of Peter and the Wolf for a new generation.”

– Rory Bremner

Click on these links to hear & read Rory Bremner’s interviews about working on The Opus Pocus!

The Opus Pocus: 1001 Arabian Nights

Cast & Creatives

Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed

The Great Sultan Shakriar / The King

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Sinbad / The Kalendar Prince

 

Jess Murphy

Jess Murphy

Sheherazade / The King’s Daughter / An Odd Princess

Sam Morris

Sam Morris

Grandma Dingley / The Genie / Other roles

Nigel Garton

Nigel Garton

Other Pirates, Wizards & King’s Guards


Matt Parry

Matt Parry

Writer, director & producer

Orchestra

Greg Arrowsmith

Greg Arrowsmith

Conductor

 

Sarah Sexton

Sarah Sexton

Violin Solo / Orchestra Leader

The Opus Pocus Orchestra

The Opus Pocus
Orchestra

 

Sound

Prozone Music

Prozone Music

 

Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music

 

Stakeout Studios

Stakeout Studios

 

Andrew Smillie

Andrew Smillie

 

Illustration & Design

Faye Simms

Faye Simms

Illustrator

 

Mandy Norman

Mandy Norman

Art direction and book/web design

 

James Topp

James Topp

Web developer

 

 

    

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1001 Arabian Nights starring  Brian Blessed & Rory Bremner

Brian Blessed“The script had me chuckling from start to finish, but I was also struck by how original the concept was: a children’s story written to perfectly overlay an entire symphony (and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is one of my favourites, by the way) as an exciting introduction to classical music. a magical idea indeed!”

– Brian Blessed

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