Pop-Up Opera return this autumn with a reimagining of Bizet's famous masterpiece La Tragédie de Carmen, with a very special performance on Sunday, October 21 at Lyde Court in aid of Breast Cancer Haven.

In 1981 Peter Brook collaborated with composer Marius Constant to reimagine this emotive opera and, now, Pop-Up Opera will stage this stripped back incarnation. Sung in French with Pop-Up Opera's signature 'silent movie' captions in English, this dark and thrilling piece may not always be as you expect.

Their retelling of this intense and tragic tale follows the four key multi-faceted characters in a thought-provoking drama of unhinged love and jealousy. Actions are not without consequences and the stark reality of the repercussions for Don José are laid bare as the story unfolds in a series of his tormented flashbacks.

Emily Salmon, marketing manager at Pop-Up Opera said, "We are always thrilled to be touring in Herefordshire, the original home of Pop-Up Opera and where our first ever performance took place. Supporting Breast Cancer Haven means a huge amount to us, especially during October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as many people amongst our team have loved ones who have experienced breast cancer. Charities like Breast Cancer Haven provide vital support services for people to turn to during such a challenging time, so please come along and support this event.”

Nina Al-Temimi, Community Fundraiser at Breast Cancer Haven, Hereford said, “Breast Cancer Haven supports women throughout or after their breast cancer treatment. When breast cancer tries to rob a woman of her individuality, confidence or strength, Breast Cancer Haven provides a tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support that helps her hold on to them. We are grateful for the support of The Pop-up Opera Company, who have built a reputation for brilliant boutique productions and gained much critical acclaim in recent years. We would also like to thank our generous sponsors, Gwen Walford House nursing home, which is part of the Rotherwood Group, for their kind support.”

Pop Up Opera present La Tragedie de Carmen at Lyde court on Sunday, October 21. Guests are welcome from 7pm. To purchase tickets, please visit breastcancerhaven.org.uk/pop-up-opera

Pop Up will also be performing at Black Mountain Barns on Saturday, October 20. For tickets email sophia@blackmountainsbarns.co.uk or call 01873 860358.