Flights into Darkness and Cabaret Fou at Tete-a-tete’s The Opera Festival, Riverside Studios

Flights into Darkness, a dark melodrama devised by myself and the performers Tom Frankland (actor) and Jakob Fichert (pianist), will be presented on the opening and second nights of Tete-a-tete’s fabulous The Opera Festival at The Riverside Studios on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July. Produced by Sounds Underground and premiered in London and Oxford in March (one reviewer describing it as highly original and saying it is impossible not to be completely enthralled), Flights into Darkness is the thrilling journey of one man’s descent into madness. With a suitably late starting time - 10.00pm - this is guaranteed to send you out into the night with a lot to think about, and possibly slightly nervous...

Cabaret Fou also makes a return to the Riverside Studios after a successful performance at the 2007 Opera Festival. Singing sad, funny, ironic, bitter and rude songs by Graham Fitkin, Roger Marsh, Laurence Crance, Kerry Andrew, Geoff Hannan, David Blake, Robert Fokkens and others, Cabaret Fou will entertain you stylishly and movingly for an hour on a Saturday night (10.00pm on 8 August). Please see individual listings on the diary page for full information, but have a look at for more information about this exciting festival.