Batty operetta takes to Little stage

Thornton Little Theatre
Thornton Little Theatre

One of the most popular operettas in the world will be coming to Thornton Little Theatre, next weekend.

Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by Johann Strauss is regarded as one of the greatest of its genre due to combining bubbling melodies with an hilariously, ridiculous plot.

The plot follows the main character Gabriel’s descent into trouble and his friend Dr. Falke’s revenge.

Three years previously, Gabriel dressed as a butterfly and went to a fancy dress party along with Dr. Falke, himself dressed as a bat.

In the course of the evening, Falke got extremely drunk and the pair left together. Instead of seeing his friend tucked up safely in bed, Gabriel deposited him on a bench in the centre of town.

When he awoke the townspeople were already milling around on their way to work and Falke became the laughing-stock of the town.

Die Fledermaus will be at Thornton Little Theatre on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25.

Tickets are priced at £15 for adults and £14 for concessions.

To purchase, visit the box office.