Last Party on Earth

Last Party on Earth is an opera-film created during the pandemic of Covid-19 reflecting on the dystopian present of the time and the possible future threats like climate change, despotic regimes, cyber surveillance and therefore the loss of our inner child. 

The opera:

Following fire, flood and virus, two clowns wonder in a barren landscape. They come across the self-isolating, stockpiling Queen of Cans in her bunker, who invites them in to a party. Can love blossom even as life on Earth perishes? And who or what is the Dark One of whom they are so terrified? Stripped to its essentials, with only an accordion for company, this comic opera turns out to be no laughing matter. 

Words: Leo Doulton

Music: Edward Lambert

Co-director: Simon Gleave

Co-director: Adrian Ardelean

Musical Director: Elspeth Wilkes

Design: Charlie Wood

Producer: Katie Gunn

Queen: Emily Thorner (soprano)

Squib; Gráinne Gillis (mezzo-soprano)

Lissa: Simon Grange (bass)

Accordion: Ilona Suomalainen

Dark One: Henry Clements (treble)

Production Assistant: Layla Bradbeer

Movement Director: Korina Kokkali