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The Old Man and the Sea


Sunday 23 June 2019
10:30 – 12:00

Sunlight Stage

Join us for the First Light Festival finale – The Old Man and the Sea, written and performed by the people of Lowestoft with Snape Malting’s Group A.

84 days without a catch, the old fisherman sets sail to prove himself once more. What follows is a mystical adventure of opportunity, hope, failure and victory on the ocean waves. Using the seas as myth, metaphor, inspiration and backdrop, The Old Man and the Sea is an immersive community opera co-written and performed by the people of Lowestoft. Come and be enveloped by the old man’s story. Come to take charge of the old man’s fate. Come, come and Celebrate The Sea!

Group A is a vocal performance group for 8-18s in Lowestoft and Ipswich.  The group is unauditioned and works with professional musicians throughout the year to explore a huge range of musical styles. Recent performances include Lowestoft Light Switch On, Aldeburgh Carnival and Aldeburgh Festival. The group is always looking for new members and if you would like more information please get in touch with